Didier Deschamps, coach of France, announced the list of national team players he is counting on for the World Cup in Qatar.
There are 25 footballers on the list, eight of which are defenders, and the attack includes “proven forces”.
Also, apart from the absence of Benjamin Mendy from Real Madrid, there were no major surprises on the list.
This is the list of players who will defend the title of world champion.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)
Defense: Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Gilles Cunde (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (M. United), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), William Saliba (Arsenal), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (Milan), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Dayo Upamecano (Bayern Munich)
Midfield: Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Jordan Veretout (Marseille), Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)
Attack: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig)