At 14h, Didier Deschamps will reveal his list of 23 to face Albania and Andorra. The French coach faces a cascade of injuries and players lacking playing time. A point on the situation.
Hugo Lloris and Alphonse Areola will probably be on the list. The choice of 3rd goalkeeper is more blurry. Benjamin Lecompte and Mike Maignan were both called in 2019 by Deschamps, but Steve Mandanda is back in excellent shape and could well steal the place.
One of the world champion champions could be sacrificed. Indeed, Samuel Umtiti, lacking playing time in Catalonia could be replaced by Aymeric Laporte, in great shape to Manchester City or Clement Lenglet. Benjamin Mendy, Layvin Kurzawa and Presnel Kimpembe are all injured and will not be on the list. Ferland Mendy, although still uncertain, Lucas Hernandez and Lucas Digne are expected to be called on the left side, while on the right, Benjamin Pavard and Leo Dubois will be both side.
N'Golo Kanté, slightly injured in the ankle, could be left to rest by Didier Deschamps. Tanguy N'Dombele will also be absent. The midfielder Spurs suffers a tear. Nabil Fekir, Houssem Aouar and Corentin Tolisso could well be called to their places (3 ex or current Lyonnais).
Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé absent, Didier Deschamps will have to choose between several players to replace them. Anthony Martial, Alassane Plea, Jonathan Ikoné or Wissam Ben Yedder will certainly have their chance in the group. Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann will be present.