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True to the motto « The king is dead, long live the king », Kylian Mbappé was named the new team captain this week by France coach Didier Deschamps. The 24-year-old world star will lead the French team tonight in the European Championship qualifiers against the Netherlands (8:45 p.m.).
Antoine Griezmann in particular didn’t like this decision at all. The 32-year-old forward had a legitimate chance to captain the side following the retirement of long-serving captain Hugo Lloris. However, after Deschamp decided on the PSG star, Griezmann was subtly stubborn and hinted at a possible resignation. Even if France has been experiencing internal crises since the 2010 World Cup at the latest, the bad air before the Group B top match is not really desirable.
The Swede regularly proves that Zlatan Ibrahimović is simply different, on and off the pitch. So it’s no surprise that the AC Milan striker is making his return to the national team at the tender age of 41 after more than a year.
The question is whether Zlatan can be a direct factor again after an eight-month knee injury in the qualifying matches against Belgium (Friday, 8:45 p.m.) and Azerbaijan (Monday, 8:45 p.m.). After all, the 1.95m tall storm colossus, who made his international debut in 2001, has already scored 62 goals for Sweden.
Even at 61, there are still firsts to experience. The same goes for Ralf Ragnick: the Austrian national team manager is celebrating his qualifying debut with the ÖFB team tonight from 8:45 p.m. A victory is just as important for the team of the former ManU coach as it was against Estonia on Monday (8:45 p.m.).
Because: Along with Belgium and Sweden, two big chunks are still waiting in Group F in the fight for an EM ticket.