the Blues met in Clairefontaine before facing the Netherlands

Jean-Francois Peres

The players of the France team find themselves in the national team for the first time since the defeat in the final of the World Cup against Argentina last December. The Blues will face the Netherlands this Friday before moving to Ireland. Three new players will discover the French football team.

It’s back to school for the French football team. Appointment at noon, in Clairefontaine, to prepare the qualifying matches for Euro 2024, with the presence of three newcomers who will discover the place. For the old ones, it is especially the hour of the reunion since the painful world cup of December.

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The wounds of this cruel defeat have not yet healed. The coach Didier Deschamps is also the first to recognize it. “When you miss the supreme title, it’s never easy, but it’s the high level. Feeding on this experience for those who were obviously, but we don’t live with the past either” , report by the coach of the French football team.

So place in the future with three new players. Brice Samba, the Lens goalkeeper, Jean-Clair Todibo, the Nice defender, and Khéphren Thuram, the Nice midfielder, son of Lilian and brother of Marcus, also present. A forced generational renewal after the retirement of some great elders, including Captain Hugo Lloris. The armband will also be one of the questions of the week. Who to succeed the record holder of the selections in the France team? Deschamps claims not to have decided. Two names stand out: Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé.

A first try against the Netherlands

End of the suspense on Friday with the first match of this year 2023 against the formidable Netherlands. It will be in a sold-out Stade de France. If the World Cup hasn’t come home as fans had hoped, the excitement around Les Bleus has perhaps never been stronger.


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