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As per the FIFA National Team Ranking released on 27th may 2021, the world champions is ranked at the 2nd place behind Belgium. Being the world champions and facing the tournament with one of the best Squads France has their eyes only on the trophy.

Group F fixtures

Date Time ( Maldives) Details Venue
15th June 2021 10:00 France vs Germany Munich
19th June 2021 18:00 Hungary vs France Budapest
23rd June 2021 00:00 Portugal vs France Budapest

 

Qualifying

During the qualification stage France was in Group H with Turkey, Iceland, Albania, Andorra and Moldova. During the round France played 10 matches in which they won 8, losing 1 and Drawing 1 match with Turkey. Olivier Giroud was named the top scorer for France during the qualification with 6 goals to his name.

Coach: Didier Deschamps
Deschamps is the boss for France since 2012, he led them to World Cup glory in 2018 and now has the opportunity secure the second international trophy of his career at EURO 2020.

Key player:

Kylian Mbappé
He was the most expensive teenager during the transfer to PSG from Monaco and the second most expensive player at that time. Having a worldcup trophy at his teenage Mbappe is named as the most promising footballer in today’s football.

N Golo Kante

Won the UEFA Champions league with Chelsea, Kante’s name was enchanted, he is arguably the best midlilder today. With this tireless runs Kante is fully prepared to lift anothey trophy.

 

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mike Maignan (Lille)

Defenders: Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Leo Dubois (France), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Lucas Digne (Everton), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)

Midfielders: N’golo Kante (Chelsea), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham)

Attackers: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

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