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Football: Here is the List of 23 Players Selected for the World Cup in Russia

The coach of the French team, Didier Deschamps, presented this Thursday evening on TF1 the list of the 23 Bleus for the World Cup in Russia.

Let’s go ! In revealing his list of 23 Blues on Thursday night on TF1 , the coach Didier Deschamps gave the start of preparation for the World Cup in Russia (June 14th to July 15th).

Florian Thauvin (Marseille) and Nabil Fekir (Lyon) are retained by the French coach, who did not summon Thursday Dimitri Payet (Marseille) , injured the day before the final of the Europa League.

In defense, two players injured this season, Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) and Djibril Sidibé (Monaco) , restored, are well in the 23. In the middle, we also note a little surprise with the presence in the 23 of Steven Nzonzi (Seville ) , which pushes Adrien Rabiot (PSG) among the eleven substitutes.


Goalkeepers

  • Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/ENG)
  • Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
  • Alphonse Areola (Paris SG)

defenders

  • Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid/ESP)
  • Presnel Kimpembe (Paris SG)
  • Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/ENG)
  • Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart / GER)
  • Adil Rami (Marseille)
  • Djibril Sidibé (Monaco)
  • Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona / ESP)
  • Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)

Midfielders

  • N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea / ENG)
  • Blaise Matuidi (Fiorentina / ITA)
  • Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla FC / ESP)
  • Paul Pogba (Manchester United / ENG)
  • Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich/GER)

attackers

  • Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona / ESP)
  • Nabil Fekir (Lyon)
  • Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/ENG)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP)
  • Thomas Lemar (Monaco)
  • Kylian Mbappé (Paris SG)
  • Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

The coach of the Blues also gave a list of eleven alternates:

  • Benoît Costil (Bordeaux)
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla FC / ESP)
  • Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich/GER)
  • Mathieu Debuchy (Saint-Etienne)
  • Lucas Digne (Barcelona / ESP)
  • Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal/ENG)
  • Anthony Martial (Manchester United/ENG)
  • Adrien Rabiot (Paris SG)
  • Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace/ENG)
  • Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham/ENG)
  • Kurt Zouma (Stoke City/ENG)

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