The “Les Blues” (France National Team) enter the FIFA World Cup as Champions and were one of the favourites to win the tournament. The whole of the France National Football Team looks solid as they enter this year’s tournament – a team that is overfilled with pure talent and superstars in every department. Kylian Mbappe will be the posture boy for this year’s World Cup campaign for the Blues. After all, he is the hottest property in World Football right now. It will be interesting to see how France, one of the favourites to win, copes with the pressure and hype surrounding the whole team.
But, this France National Football Team is also a well-experienced squad. Most France national football team players play important tournaments like this and have gone deep into those tournaments. For example, the Euros in 2016 was when France reached the finals but lost out to an improbable goal from Eder and learned from their mistakes 2016; the French were able to take the much-coveted World Cup trophy home in 2018. Now, 4 years later, the stage is set to play for football’s highest pinnacle in Qatar in what will be a unique affair. Will the France football team repeat the magic in 2022? Regardless, they certainly have a good chance of doing it.
Let us look at some essential factors that might come into play if France is to win the World Cup again in Qatar.
The experienced France national football team players
Most of Didier Deschamps’s men, who are favourites to make the final France National Football Team squad, are going to be the same core that played in the 2018 World Cup. The attack will be led by Karim Benzema, who has had a tremendous season at 34 years of age, winning the Champions League as well. Olivier Giroud is also expected to make the squad with regulars like Griezmann and Ben Yedder. Ousmane Dembele has also picked up form come to the end of the season. Paul Pogba and N’golo Kante are expected to be the midfield presence.
In short, the overall spine of the France team is going to be the same, which can boost France. As these players won’t need the time to gel as much as they already have played together numerous times and have won Football’s greatest prize as well together.
France national football team: Attack
One of the reasons why the France National Football Team is the favourite is because they have a deadly attack capable of scoring and even demolishing any defence in the world. Moreover, in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, the responsibility of scoring goals has been successfully taken over by Karim Benzema in a stupendous fashion. And he has shown incredible consistency over the years to be recognized as a genuine Goalscorer who can be relied upon. Benzema has concluded this season by scoring an unprecedented half-century of goals and 15 assists while collecting his 5th UCL medal.
The poster boy for France – Kylian Mbappe has scored 41 goals and had 24 assists this season while taking the Ligue 1 trophy back to Paris. He also decided, in one of the most followed transfer saga’s in recent times to stay in Paris Saint-German for another 3 years. Coming into the World Cup, much of the eyes will be on Mbappe, and it will be interesting to see how he copes with the added pressure surrounding him in Qatar.
Olivier Giroud, Wasim Ben Yedder, and Kingsley Coman have contributed significantly to their teams in the goalscoring department. Giroud was one of the main influences to bring the Scudetto back to Milano after 15 years.
France team: Midfield & defence
The midfield and defence are another solid and talented affair for the France National Football team. Paul Pogba and N’golo Kante will be the mainstays in the team, but the new guard does have an exciting young batch of players who will be keen to add to the team. Boubacar Kamara and Aurélien Tchouaméni represent the new batch of players. Guendouzi of Arsenal is also present in the France National Football Team squad for the Nations League matches.
Experienced CBs include Kimpembe, Varane, Pavard, and the Hernandez brothers. The breakout Marseille star(on loan from Arsenal) William Saliba has also impressed Deschamps lately.
France national football team: Qualifiers overview
The French have had an impressive qualification campaign. They were able to top their group D comfortably and qualify automatically. They won 5 of their matches and drew 3 undefeated on their way to Qatar. Griezmann was their top qualification score with 6 goals, and Kylian Mbappe with 5 goals.
France national football team players to watch out for
After being under the shadows of free-scoring Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid, Benzema has taken additional responsibility. Having surpassed the 30 goals mark in the previous 2 campaigns, he scored an unprecedented 51 goals this term. Whilst winning the La Liga and UCL.
Deemed surplus to requirements at Arsenal and sent back to France for another loan move. Saliba has performed tremendously for Marseille. Moreover, he won the Ligue 1’s young player of the season for the current season. Deschamps has also been vocal about Saliba’s reliability in different formations. It seems the best opportunity for Saliba to truly announce himself on the World stage.
Of course, This list wouldn’t be complete without Kylian Mbappe. The highest-paid player in the world is only 23 years of age. And, he will have the pressure of the whole world and the France National Football Team’s shoulders. The World will be hoping he can set fire to the WC as he did in 2018.
How to watch France match live stream?
Yes, you will be one of a billion people or even more who tune in to watch the World Cup. The France match Live stream will run on the major streaming partners of the tournament. Fanatics can also catch the France live football streaming through various pubs and sports bars in France. Indian users can catch the best free live football streaming through the Sony Liv or Sony Six online channel. France’s live football TV streaming is also accessed on broadcast giants Sky Sports.
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