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Deschamps names France World Cup Squad

Man Jose Kayima

France head coach Didier Deschamps has named the 26 man squad to feature at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The squad comprises of Injured duo of Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane while Antony Matial misses out.

France will not be without Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante through respective injuries as they aim to retain the World title.

Deschamps men who beat Croatia 4-2 in the final of the 2018 edition will be looking to make history as only the third nation to win back-to-back World Cup titles.

They will begin their title defence on 22 November against Australia in Group D, which also includes Denmark and Tunisia.

Goalkeepers:

Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St-Germain), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

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