Kylian Mbappe will be the new captain of the French national team

Star psg, Kylian Mbappe, He will be the new captain of the French national team By Coach Didier Deschamps’ decisionA source close to the ‘Bleus’ told AFP, confirming the reports by L’Equipe and Le Figaro newspapers.

Although only 24 years old, Mbappé already has 66 international caps and 36 goals with the ‘Bleus’.They won the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and reached the final in Qatar in 2022, losing to Argentina on penalties.

mbappeInternational since 2017, In place of Hugo LlorisThen he withdrew from the national team Qatar World Cup, Last December. The Tottenham goalkeeper has been captain since 2010.

According to this source, Deschamps made the decision after speaking with Mbappé this Monday The other candidate for the captaincy is Antoine Griezmann.

The Atletico de Madrid striker will now be the second captainQatar is set to leave the French side after 2022, replacing Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane.

When will the badge be released?

Mbappe will take the field as captain this FridayFrance will play their first qualifier for Euro 2024 at the Stade de France in Paris against the Netherlands. On Monday 27th, the ‘Blues’ play against Ireland.

Mbappé is already one of the PSG captains. Wearing the Brazilian Marquinhos badge.

This same Monday, in a press conference, Deschamps had already said what he thought Take advantage of the first concentration after the World Cup Talk to the players affected by the captaincy decision.

“Not even five,” he joked to clarify where his decision was going Journalists will know on Thursday before the game against the Netherlands.

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