World Cup 2022 starts in November. The French national team is considered one of the clear favorites of the World Cup according to the forecasts of experts, fans and bookmakers. The champions of the last World Cup in Russia intend to prove that they are the strongest team by right. Deschamps’ composition is ideal for this task. The review provides more details about the French national football team: composition, history and prospects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The French are going to the World Cup with the strongest squad, which has changed minimally since the last victory in 2018. Wards of Didier Deschamps are clearly confident in themselves, their composition confirms this. The French squad looks great, with experienced Benzema, Lloris, Kante and Varane helping out Mbappe, Tchouameni and other young talents. All 25 players on the 2022 World Cup list can qualify for star status, Deschamps has already managed to turn a team of superstars into a combat-ready team.
French team at the 2022 World Cup: composition and main stars
Almost all the strongest will go to Qatar, only Pogba has recently recovered from an injury, his participation in the starting matches is in question. The extended French bid will be represented by these players (this is the editorial forecast):
|Goalkeepers||Mike Meignan, Hugo Lloris, Alphonse Areola|
|Protection||Presnel Kimpembe, Ibrahima Konate, Rafael Varane, Jules Kunde, Luca Digne, Benjamin Pavard, Theo Hernandez|
|Midfield||Aurélien Tchouameni, Ngolo Kante, Christopher Nkunku, Boubacar Camara, Adrien Rabiot|
|Assault||Kylian Mbappé, Kingsley Coman, Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Wissam Ben Yedder|
Goalkeepers and defense
The statistics of the French national team in recent years is simply incredible. When the best players of Liverpool and Monaco do not make it to the starting lineup, the strength of the application is immediately visible. In the goalkeeper position of the longtime first number, Lloris can be replaced by the Italian champion in Milan Menian. Both Liverpool’s Konate and Upamecano, the elder Hernandez from Bayern, or longtime PSG leader Kibmpembe can easily play in defense with Varane. Pavard and Theor Hernandez, who became Serie A champion with Milan, will play ironically on the edges of the defense.
Midfield and attack
In midfield, France’s line-up suggests incredible competition, with Kante and Tchouameni not looking stable, and could be replaced by Rabiot, a young Premier League Câmara or a resurgent Paul Pogba, who has returned to Juve. But the French national football team is terrible in attack: the Benzema-Mbappe pair is terrifying, while the squad includes France’s top scorer Giroud and the experienced Ben Yedder. Diaby, Coman and Nkunku can play on the edges of the attack for the 2022 World Cup.
French national team: the history of performances at the World Cup
The “Tri-colors” took the World Cup gold twice: in 2018 in Russia and in 1998 at home. France’s golden generation, with Zidane, Barthez and Blanc, easily beat Brazil 3-0 in the 1998 final. In addition to gold, the French team at the World Cup has the following statistics:
- silver at the 2006 World Cup - defeat by Italy in a penalty shootout;
- twice bronze at the 1958 and 1986 World Cups.
Before the victory in Russia, the Les Bleus teams failed two previous world championships: in 2014 they lost in the ¼ finals to the German team, and in 2010 they did not leave the group with South Africa, Mexico and Uruguay at all.
History of France’s entry into the World Cup
The French team qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar very easily. For 8 matches, Deschamps’ wards have never lost and came out from the first place. In the qualifying group D, the Tri-Colors passed Ukraine, Bosnia and Finland with Kazakhstan without any problems.
France team: 2022 World Cup group, prospects
France will start their 2022 World Cup matches in Group D with Australia, Denmark and Tunisia. The group of names for Mbappe and the company is quite passing, only Denmark with Eriksen can compete for reaching the playoffs. World Cup 2022 tournament table for France will be clear by the second round after the match with Denmark.
France at the 2022 World Cup has every chance of entering at least the top three winners. The team is staffed with world-class superstars in every position. Forecast for the World Cup about the French team from the editors of the site - at least a semi-final.
The great Thierry Henry leads the league in all-time goals with 51 goals, but is only 3 goals behind Olivier Giroud, followed by Antoine Griezmann. Benzema has only 37 goals, while Mbappe has 27. Juste Fontaine remains the top scorer in FIFA World Cup history with 13 goals.
The “Table” section will present all the group tables at the World Championships in Qatar. Users will be able to see the position of the French national team and past matches of the Fifa World Cup. The calendar and predictions for top matches are also on our website!
The 2022 FIFA World Cup for France will start with the following line-up: Lloris-Theo Hernandez-Varane-Kimpembe-Pawart-Kante-Camara-Nkunku-Comane-Mbappe-Benzema. According to our forecast, the French national football team will play in a 4-4-2 formation without pronounced flanks.
On average, a victory at the 2022 World Cup for the French team is estimated at a coefficient of 6.5 to 7.5. To exit the group in Qatar, bookmakers offer only 1.4-1.5. Getting into the top three winners is evaluated with odds of 2.6.