DIRECT. France-Poland: the composition of the Blues has fallen, follow the pre-match of the round of 16


Hugo Lloris makes history

Established in the tricolor cage this afternoon, Hugo Lloris will honor his 142nd cap with the Blues and equal the record of selections held by Lilian Thuram.


The eleven of the Blues

Never change a winning team ! Didier Deschamps aligned his traditional 4-2-3-1 with Koundé, Varane Upamecano and Hernandez in defense. Giroud holds at the forefront of the attack in front of Dembélé, Mbappé and Griezmann.

The composition: Lloris – Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, Hernandez – Tchouaméni, Rabiot – Dembélé, Griezmann, Mbappé – Giroud


Milik wants scooters to stop Mbappé

Present at a press conference on the eve of the round of 16, the former Olympique de Marseille player had joked about the Parisian’s speed: “How to defend against him? We will have to be fast and have a scooter to be able to catch up with him. »


Poland, a bad memory for the Blues

This will be only the second clash between France and Poland in a major tournament.

And the Blues had lost against their rivals during the match for 3rd place at the 1982 World Cup (2-3).


The Polish eleven came out

The main gunner of Poland, Robert Lewandowski is indeed a starter against the Blues.

The composition: Szczesny – Cash, Glik, Kiwior, Bereszynski – Frankowski, Krychowiak, Szymanski, Zielinski – Lewandowski, Kaminski


The man with the whistle will be Mr. Jesus Valenzuela

The Venezuelan notably refereed the meeting between England and the United States which ended in a draw.


The Blues arrive at the Al-Thumama stadium!

They are going to get ready to go and warm up.


The locker room is just waiting for the Blues!


Lloris-Szczesny: the match within the match

This duel is not as flashy as the one between Mbappé and Lewandowski, but Hugo Lloris and Wojciech Szczesny are also pillars of their selection.


Robert Lewandowski, the scarecrow of the Blues

Star striker and captain of Poland, who faces France this Sunday (4 p.m.) in the round of 16 of the World Cup, Robert Lewandowski overcame hardships during his youth before becoming a reference in his position. To learn more about his metamorphosis, read our portrait.


The number: 0

Poland has never lost in a World Cup against a defending champion. In 1974, the Poles had beaten Brazil (1-0) and in 1978, they had avoided defeat against the FRG (0-0). A bad omen for the Blues?


The Blues have left their hotel

The reigning world champions are currently heading to Al-Thumama Stadium to face Poland.


Varane pays tribute to Lloris

“He has this righteousness, this respect for others”.

The French defender spoke, for Le Parisien-Today in France, of his captain who will become, this Sunday during France-Poland in the round of 16 of the World Cup, the co-holder of the record for selections with the Blues. Read our interview with Raphaël Varane.


The Blues are (already) sharpening their crampons


Poland wants to make history

Everything will be a bonus from now on. Second in a group made up of Argentina, Mexico and surprising Saudi Arabia, Poland qualified for the knockout phase for the first time since… 1986!


The Blues have broken the curse

With two great victories against Denmark (2-1) and Australia (4-1) and a defeat against Tunisia (0-1), the Blues finished first in group D and broke the curse of the champions of reigning world who do not come out of the chickens.


Kylian Mbappé the X factor of the Blues?

Against Poland, the PSG striker, who is used to cutthroat matches, will have to speak about his experience. He is the only Blues player to have been decisive in his last matches at this level of the competition. Read our decryption.


Hello everyone !

Welcome to to follow the pre-match and the match of the Blues against Poland this afternoon. Kick off at 4 p.m.!



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