Bad luck hits the France team. Integrated into collective training for the very first time in the rally, Karim Benzema quickly left his teammates, complaining of the thigh according to information on site. Unfortunately, pessimism very quickly took over and on the evening of November 19, the official package for the Ballon d’Or 2022 was announced.
After Christopher Nkunku, Didier Deschamps must therefore face a second package in a few days. If the coach of the France team had the right to summon a new player before Monday evening, 24 hours before the first match of the World Cup against Australia, Didier Deschamps announced at the microphone of Téléfoot this Sunday, November 20 that the 2022 Ballon d’Or would not be replaced. “Karim felt muscle pain. He has too much damage in relation to the upcoming deadlines. Will he be replaced? No”.
For this 2022 World Cup, the coach has decided to call 25 players (Fifa allows up to 26), here are the players of the France team:
- Guardians : Alphonse Areola (West Ham / ENG), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham / ENG), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)
- Defenders : Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich/GER), Théo Hernandez (AC Milan/ITA), Axel Disasi (Monaco), Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool/ENG), Jules Koundé (FC Barcelona/ESP), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich/GER) , William Saliba (Arsenal/ENG), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich/GER), Raphaël Varane (Manchester United/ENG)
- Environments : Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid / ESP), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Mattéo Guendouzi (OM), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus Turin / ITA), Aurélien Tchouaméni (real Madrid/ESP), Jordan Veretout (OM)
- Attackers : Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich / ALL), Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona / ESP), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan / ITA), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid / ESP), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt / ALL), Marcus Thuram (Monchengladbach)