With the World Cup less than 50 days away, what squad will France take to Brazil?
France in the last World Cup were abysmal and were a laughing stock with all the negative press that followed the team and they did not qualify from their group, it's not impossible to say this could be their time though.
The players that could determine the squad is exciting, as what will be tougher to determine is the starting eleven for a team such as France with the talents within the team, as at the moment who knows what team will be put out for the first group game, but the squad to go will be easier to work out.
Potential 23-man sqaud
Goalkeepers - Hugo Lloris (Captain and Likely No.1) Steve Mandanda and Mickael Landreau
Defenders - Patrice Evra, Mathieu Debuchy, Laurient Koscielny, Philipe Mexes, Lucas Digne, Bacary Sagna, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, Eliaquim Mangala.
Midfielders - Paul Pogba, Mathieu Valbuena, Remy Cabella, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi, Maxime Gonalons, Moussa Sissoko, Clement Grenier.
Forwards - Karim Benzema, Loic Remy, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Franck Ribery.
While there are possibly, other players to be considered including Samir Nasri Gael Clichy, Yoann Gourcuff and Adil Rami to name a few, the bulk of these 23 will be at the World Cup unless injuries or poor form creeps in, time will only tell.
The key player for the squad will be Yohan Cabaye, he has established himself as an influential midfielder and his time at Newcastle is evident of that and will be looking to show why PSG bought him too, he will be a leader of the team, will be influential to the back four ensuring it ticks, plus his ability to create goals and score goals could swing fortune in France's way and could win them the World Cup potentially.
The Player to watch is Antoine Griezmann If he is given the chance to shine, his ability will be there to show and why Real Sociedad rate him highly, his ability on the ball, pace and ability to score goals will be crucial, the World Cup will be another chance to develop him as a player on the grandest stage of them all.
The Manager Didier Deschamps took charge in July 2012, he has been a fairly solid manager at Monaco, Juventus and Marseille, it's the jump to France which is what will test his ability, his record so far has not been the most impressive in twenty games, he's won ten, drew four and lost six. While the World Cup will define him further, he has a strong team to potentially get him to the latter stages, it's controlling the egos that are known in the team and not have the same trouble as faced in the 2010 World Cup.
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