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Karim Benzema not named in France squad with Camavinga and Mendy

Didier Deschamps announced his last squad before the World Cup for the matches against Austria and Denmark.

Didier DESCHAMPS (Selectionneur France) during the press conference of France Football Men's team ahead the Nations League games on September 15, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Anthony Bibard/FEP/Icon Sport via Getty Images) - Photo by Icon sport
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Didier Deschamps has announced his France squad for the Nations League matches against Austria (Thursday 22 September) and Denmark (Sunday 25). The most notable additions to the squad are AS Monaco centre-back Benoît Badiashile, AS Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana and Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani.

In addition to the three new additions, several players have been recalled by Deschamps. Eduardo Camavinga, who has not been called up since 2020, will join the Les Bleus camp. Ousmane Dembélé has more than earned a call-up after his great start to the season with Barcelona. Olivier Giroud has been called up after Karim Benzema picked up a recent injury. Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy, absent from Deschamps’ recent lists, has been included in what is the last squad before the World Cup in Qatar.

France squad

Goalkeepers: Areola, Lloris, Maignan

Defenders: Badiashile, Koundé, Saliba, Clauss, Ferland Mendy, Upamecano, Theo Hernandez, Pavard, Varane.

Midfielders: Camavinga, Fofana, Guendouzi, Rabiot, Tchouaméni.

Forwards: Ousmane Dembélé, Giroud, Kolo Muani, Griezmann, Mbappé, Nkunku.


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