Reigning world champion France is also one of the big favorites for the title at the World Cup in Qatar. SPOX shows you the official squad of the Équipe Tricolore, the shirt numbers of the players as well as the coaching and support team.
On Sunday (November 20) the time has finally come when the 2022 World Cup will open in Qatar. As reigning world champions, you always have to reckon with the French national team when it comes to the World Cup title – despite a disappointing Nations League season in League A.
Before the tournament, the Équipe Tricolore was drawn into Group D, where the opponents are Australia, Denmark and Tunisia. Like most of the participants, the French have already announced their squad for the tournament in the Gulf state. After coach Didier Deschamps had initially only nominated 25 of the maximum 26 players allowed, the 26th place in the squad was given to a Bundesliga player today.
The following shows you SPOX the squad of the French national team at the World Cup in Qatar, but also the coaching and support team.
France – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: players, shirt numbers, coaches and officials
The Gladbach attacker Marcus Thuram gets the last ticket for the World Cup, as the French association announced today. He joins five French players in the squad who earn their living in the Bundesliga. These include Lucas Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman (all FC Bayern Munich) as well as Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig.
The two midfield stars N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba are not included. In both cases, an injury thwarted the plans. With Kanté, it’s the rear thigh that causes problems, which is why he had to have an operation. The 31-year-old will still not be able to play months after the World Cup. Pogba is actually very similar. The Juve star also has to skip the World Cup due to thigh problems.
However, the French have also received good news: Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema is part of the squad and has been contesting a World Cup in the Bleus jersey since 2014.
France – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: players, shirt numbers
|goalkeeper||Hugo Lloris||Tottenham Hotspur||1|
|Steve Mandanda||Stade Rennes||16|
|Alphonse Areola||West Ham United||23|
|defense||Theo Hernández||AC Milan||22|
|Lucas Hernández||FC Bayern Munich||21|
|Raphael Varane||Manchester United||4|
|Presnel Kimpembe||Paris Saint Germain||3|
|William Saliba||Arsenal FC||24|
|Dayot Upamecano||FC Bayern Munich||13|
|Ibrahima Konate||Liverpool FC||15|
|Jules Kounde||Barcelona FC||5|
|Benjamin Pavard||FC Bayern Munich||2|
|midfield||Aurelien Tchouameni||real Madrid||8th|
|Matteo Guendouzi||Olympique Marseille||18|
|Jordan Veretout||Olympique Marseille||17|
|Eduardo Camavinga||real Madrid||6|
|Youssouf Fofana||AS Monaco||25|
|attack||Kylian Mbappe||Paris Saint Germain||10|
|Karim Benzema||real Madrid||19|
|Ousmane Dembele||Barcelona FC||11|
|Kingsley Coman||FC Bayern Munich||20|
|Christopher Nkunku||RB Leipzig||12|
|Oliver Giroud||AC Milan||9|
|Marcus Thuram||Borussia Monchengladbach||26|
|Antoine Griezmann||Atlético Madrid||7|
France – Official squad for the 2022 World Cup: coaches and assistants
|Guy Stephen||assistant coach|
|Frank Raviot||goalkeeping coach|
|Cyril Monk||fitness trainer|
|Jean Yves Vandewalle||osteopath|
|Mohamed Sanhadji||Liaison and Security Officer|
|Thierry Marszalek||Video Analyst|
|Eric Dubray||Video Analyst|
|Guillaume Bigot||photo reporter|
|Philippe Brocherieux||team manager|
France: Group D at the World Cup in Qatar
The World Cup against Australia starts for the French on November 22nd. This will be followed by the group games against Denmark (November 26) and Tunisia (November 30).
|22nd of November||Denmark – Tunisia||2 p.m|
|22nd of November||France – Australia||8 p.m|
|November 26th||Tunisia – Australia||11.00 a.m|
|November 26th||France – Denmark||5 p.m|
|30th of November||Tunisia – France||4 p.m|
|30th of November||Australia – Denmark||4 p.m|