Didier Deschamps named Kylian Mbappé captain of the France team

Several media reported on Monday that Didier Deschamps appointed Kylian Mbappé captain of the French (Site notre bureau spécialisé) team, instead of Hugo Lloris. Antoine Griezmann, he is promoted vice-captain of the Blues, in place of Raphaël Varane.

Kylian Mbappé has been appointed captain of the France team by coach Didier Deschamps to replace Hugo Lloris, who has retired from international (Site notre bureau spécialisé), we informed Monday, March 20 from a source close to the Blues, confirming information from Figaro and The Team.

At 24, Mbappé (66 caps, 36 goals) accepted this new function after a discussion Monday evening with his coach, we learned from the same source. Deschamps has also signed up with Antoine Griezmann, promoted to vice-captain in place of Raphaël Varane, who also retired from International after the 2022 World Cup.

The Paris SG striker, whose first selection in blue dates back to March 2017, will play his first match as captain on Friday (8:45 p.m.) against the Netherlands at the Stade de France at the start of qualifying for Euro-2024.

Expected for several weeks

With AFP

Read more on FRANCE 24

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French team: place for young people, Deschamps unveils his first list of post-World Cup Blues
Goalkeeper and captain of the Blues Hugo Lloris announces his international retirement
(Site notre blog d’information): coach Didier Deschamps extends with the Blues until 2026

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