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Qatar World Cup 2022: France national team roster | Selected players and omissions

Here’s how France boss Didier Deschamps’s World Cup roster looked for semi-final clash with Morocco. Argentina await in the final.

Roddy Cons
France boss Didier Deschamps’s World Cup roster going into the semi-final clash with Morocco. Argentina await in the final.

France manager Didier Deschamps has had to deal with numerous injuries before and during the 2022 World Cup campaign.

Didier Deschamps: “Not the easiest squad to pick”

“To be honest, this hasn’t been the easiest squad to pick. And that’s the way it is for other national team managers. Some players are recovering from injuries, others picked up injuries last night and some could get injured today,” said Deschamps, speaking about the difficulties of preparing for a tournament mid-season.

France 2022 World Cup roster


  • Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
  • Steve Mandanda (Rennes)
  • Alphonse Areola (West Ham)


  • Raphaë Varane (Manchester United)
  • Theo Hernández (Milan)
  • Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)
  • Ibrahima Konaté (liverpool)
  • Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich)
  • Jules Koundé (Barcelona)
  • William Saliba (Arsenal)


  • Aurélien Tchouaméni (Real Madrid)
  • Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)
  • Adrien Rabiot (Juventus)
  • Jordan Veretout (Marseille)
  • Youssouf Fofana (Monaco)
  • Mattéo Guendouzi (Marseille)


  • Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)
  • Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)
  • Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona)
  • Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • Olivier Giroud (Milan)

France’s schedule and results in the 2022 World Cup

Group D: Australia, Denmark, Tunisia

November 22

France 4-1 Australia

November 26

France 2-1 Denmark

November 30

Tunisia 1-0 France

Round of 16

4 December

France 3-1 Poland


10 December

England 1-2 France

France in the semi-finals of 2022 World Cup

France take on Morocco in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Wednesday, 14 December (kick-off at 2pm ET, 11am PT).


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