France is one of the most superpower team in football competition which used to participate in every season of FIFA World Cup event. Including the inaugural season of the competition in 1930, till now France took part in 15 event of World Cup. They will also compete in upcoming season of the competition which will be taken place in Russia 2018. They have confirmed their entrance there. Currently, France football team squad is highly balanced and consists of top rated players. They have also some youngsters like Kylian Mbappe in their squad. Mbappe is just 19 years old but already made his position in the national team. His performance in the club is in significant level. He is one of the top three strikers in his club Paris Saint Germain where his companions are Neymar and Cavani.
However, France is placed in group C in upcoming World Cup 2018 where their rest three teammates are Australia, Denmark and Peru. Peru and Denmark both are dangerous teams and would be main obstacles of France in the game.
Before making any comparison than other groupmates, we must discuss the France team squad. Currently France football team is completely balanced under the guidance of manager Didier Deschamps. Let’s see their complete team squad below.
# France Team Squad (Possible):
- Goalkeeper – Alphonse Areola, Steve Mandanda, Benoit Costil, Hugo Lloris (Captain)
- Defender – Christophe Jallet, Layvin Kurzawa, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne, Benjamin Pavard, Laurent Koscielny, Presnel Kimpembe
- Midfielder – Corentin Tolisso, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Steven N’Zonzi
- Forward – Antoine Griezmann, Nabil Fekir, Alexandre Lacazette, Kingsley Coman, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thauvin, Anthony Martial
# Possible Best XI: Hugo Lloris (Captain), Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne, Presnel Kimpembe, Corentin Tolisso, Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial.
# Coaching Staff:
- Manager – Didier Deschamps
- Manager – Guy Stephan
- Goalkeeping Coach – Franck Raviot
According to FIFA interntional ranking, France is in 9th position on the ranking table where they also grabbed the top position once in 2001. Besides, their current performance is very good and considering last five matches of them, they did not face any defeat but managed three victories and two draw.
Their above listed current team squad is published based on their last friendly matches. But for upcoming World Cup 2018, it would change a bit obviously. Hugo Lloris is their current captain and the leading goalkeeper of the team who is currently out of the main team. Steve Mandanda would be his main replacement for the upcoming event who is connected with French club Marseille.
Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne have made the defensive position rich of the team France. Besides, they also have Laurent Koscielny, Presnel Kimpembe for the same position. They would be perfect alternatives in defense.
In the current midfield position Blaise Matuidi and Moussa Sissoko are the best in the current squad but two players are out of the team now. They will be back in upcoming competition no doubt. They are N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. Both are connected with Premier League club.
Besides, team France has best quality forwards in their current squad though couple of top rated players are still missing. They have Antoine Griezmann, Alexandre Lacazette, Kingsley Coman, Mbappe and Martial. Besides, Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet and Barca forward Ousmane Dembele would be in the main squad for upcoming event in Russia.