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France releases world cup 2022 final squad



Karim Benzema has been named to the France team by coach Didier Deschamps for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, despite injury concerns.

Additionally included are well-known stars like Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. Oliver Giroud, an AC Milan striker, was also included due to his recent performances.

In order to defend the crown they won in Russia four years ago, Jules Kounde and Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona are also among those called up.

Important players like Mike Maignan of AC Milan and N’Golo Kante will also be sidelined by injuries, although Raphael Varane of Manchester United has been chosen despite suffering a knee injury in October.

Ferland Mendy of Real Madrid and Lucas Digne of Aston Villa have both been left off the roster.

France squad for 2022 World Cup

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus Turin), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille).

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig).

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