INFO LE FIGARO – The coach of the France team chose the Paris SG striker as successor to Hugo Lloris to wear the captain’s armband.
A new era begins in the France team: Kylian Mbappé (24 years old, 66 caps, 36 goals) will be the future captain of the Blues. From Friday evening against the Netherlands for the start of qualifying for Euro 2024, the striker of the French team and Paris SG, will embrace a new status in the selection by wearing the armband left free by Hugo Lloris and Raphaël. Varane.
According to our information, the decision was announced this Monday evening by Didier Deschamps to the principal concerned. It will not fail to make noise and will above all confirm the takeover of Mbappé, author of a hat-trick in the World Cup final against Argentina and winner of his “duel” at a distance with Antoine Griezmann in the race. in the captaincy. This sequence opens a new era within the France team. For the boss of the Blues, it seemed normal to give the armband to an element he considers the present and the future of the selection. And also the best player in the world.
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The coach, who already had his idea in mind before the rally started this Monday at Clairefontaine but gave himself a few hours to deepen his reflection, also wanted to warn Antoine Griezmann after dinner at 9:30 p.m. this Monday evening. And also announced his promotion to the rank of vice-captain of the Blues. After Hugo Lloris and Raphaël Varane, the French team is starting a new adventure with Kylian Mbappé as an immense leader and Antoine Griezmann at his side. Friday evening against the Netherlands, the public of the Stade de France will have the scoop to discover its new captain.