The suspense will soon be lifted for the French internationals. The Blues coach, Didier Deschamps, will reveal his list (of 23 or 26 players) for the World Cup, on Wednesday, November 9, starting at 8:00 p.m. And on the eve of this list, the France team still faces several uncertainties related to the health status of several players. According to The teamif Didier Deschamps balks at bringing a group of 26 players to Qatar, the list could include 24 or 25 names, depending on the packages.
Among the absentees, we already know that the coach will have to give up definitively Paul Pogbapackage for a week, and in N´Golo Kantesince mid-October, two executives from the last World Cup 2018. Another great uncertainty, rafael varan, injured at Chelsea-Manchester United (1-1) on October 22, will not play again for the Red Devils until the end of the year, but he should be fit enough to fly to Qatar. Excellent news for the Blues squad.
Blues defense decimated
And if the ex-Madridista were to be there, there is doubt about the other blues that will accompany him in the defensive sector. Back with PSG, Presnel Kimpembe relapsed and was lost in Lorient this weekend (1-2). The defender plans to return to group training with his club this Thursday and his condition is improving, but he has only played 70 minutes since his injury on September 10. jules kondeHis package this weekend with Barça is in a similar case, but should be available for Osasuna’s reception this Tuesday night.
On the other hand, others are doing much better. At the instance of William Saliba, Premier League leader with Arsenal, and voted man of the match in the Gunners’ 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday. Like Theo Hernandez, scorer against Spezia (2-1). back in the field, lucas hernandez He entered in the 64th minute during Bayern’s victory at Hertha Berlin (3-2) on Saturday. lucas worthy He played a great game and scored from a direct free kick for Aston Villa against Manchester United (3-1). must compete with Ferland Mendywho has never won yet with DD, for a place in the World Cup.
Real Madrid is still vague with Karim Benzema
Doubt also reigns around mike maignan, who has not played since the first half of the France-Austria (2-0), on September 22. Package during the defeat against Rayo Vallecano (3-2), Karim Benzema It also remains uncertain, although Carlo Ancelotti has assured that he will be fit for the last match of the season, against Cádiz. For the rest of the attack, Antoine Griezmann Y Kylian Mbappe will be there, barring a big surprise, while christopher nkunku Y Ousmane DembeleThey are also expected to appear on the list, which are successful with Leipzig and FC Barcelona. Olivier GiroudAlso a goalscorer this weekend with Milan, he is also a serious candidate.
Finally, to return to Pogba and Kanté’s wounds, the names ofEduardo Camavinga, Jordan Veretout Y Boubacar Kamara – whose withdrawal from the World Cup was first announced – often return to replace them. Starting this Monday with Real Madrid, Aurelien Tchouameni will obviously be present in midfield, while Matthew Guendouzi, Youssouf Fofana Y Adrian Rabiot They are also the best placed for the last positions to occupy in midfield.