Varane replacing, Dembélé holder, an inexperienced hinge… All the info from the Blues before their start to the World Cup


The vice-captain of the Blues should start on the bench of substitutes for the World Cup on Tuesday.

Special Envoy to Doha

The pressure is mounting. Didier Deschamps and his Blues are expected on Tuesday evening (8 p.m., TF1) for their debut in the World Cup against Australia. And as mentioned since the beginning of the week, the France team should present themselves in 4-2-3-1 on the lawn of the Al-Janoub stadium.

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The blues staff take their time with Varane

During the last closed session on Monday evening in Doha, in relative heat (23 degrees) with an almost fresh wind, and a slightly more palpable tension with a security service on the lookout to avoid leaks, the world champions continued their preparation. Raphaël Varane, back from injury and who has done all collective training since Saturday, was present. Without any discomfort.

Still, the Mancunian didn’t do the tactical work. It should not start Tuesday evening, the staff of the Blues, scalded by the package of Benzema, does not want to take any risks. The hinge will be composed of Ibrahima Konaté and Dayot Upamecano. Two inexperienced elements but who know each other for having played three years together in Leipzig.

Griezmann in the middle in 4-3-3 with the loss of the ball

For the rest, Didier Deschamps should trust Ousmane Dembélé on the right side of the attack and Kylian Mbappé on the left, Le Parisien, will enjoy complete freedom, with Olivier Giroud at the forefront and Antoine Griezmann in support. The Madrilenian, never stingy with effort, should even reinforce the midfielder in the defensive phase in a 4-3-3 with the loss of the ball. A way for the Blues to be more solid.

The probable composition of the Blues:
Lloris (cap) – Pavard, Upamecano, Konaté, Hernandez – Tchouameni, Rabiot – Mbappé, Griezmann, Dembélé – Giroud

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