Didier Deschamps will launch two newcomers for the first meeting of the France team, Thursday evening against Austria, at the Stade de France.
Thursday evening (8:45 p.m.) at the Stade de France, against Austria, the Blues could well find their 3-5-2 with Antoine Griezmann in 10, behind a duo composed of Kylian Mbappe et Olivier Giroud (Karim Benzema being forfeited). This is the trend on the eve of the meeting, as submitted in particular by The team and RMC.
For this penultimate meeting of the group stage of the League of Nations 2022-2023, the French coach, cut off from many elements, will directly launch two newcomers, AS Monaco players Benoît Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana, respectively left axis of the central defense and in midfield.
Nkunku and Dembélé in offensive options
Mike Maignan will take his place in goal in the absence of Hugo Lloris, Raphaël Varane will be the captain and the leader of the defensive sector, Jonathan Clauss and Ferland Mendy the pistons and Aurélien Tchouaméni the midfield manager.
Benjamin Pavard, William Saliba, Mattéo Guendouzi, Christopher Nkunku or even Ousmane Dembélé will therefore be content with the bench. They could perhaps start on Sunday against Denmark in Copenhagen.
The probable composition: Maignan – Koundé, Varane, Badiashile – Clauss, Tchouaméni, Fofana, Mendy – Griezmann – Mbappé, Giroud.