World Football

France announce squad for November international break

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
November 10 2023

Warren Zaïre-Emery has been called for the first time by France

Warren Zaïre-Emery, a 17-year-old midfield maestro for Paris Saint-Germain, has been called up to the France national squad for the first time. This Thursday afternoon, Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps unveiled his team for France’s November games.

It is hardly surprising that Zaïre-Emery be included, considering how well the young Parisian has performed for Luis Enrique’s PSG. For a player Deschamps has not yet coached, Deschamps had already expressed great regard for him last month, which is unusual.

Thierry Henry’s France U21 team captain, “WZE,” will now advance to the senior squad. If Zaïre-Emery plays even a single minute for France during the impending break, he will become the youngest member of the France national team since 1945, breaking the mark currently held by Eduardo Camavinga.

Following a perfect six-game qualification performance for the Euro 2024, Les Bleus were already guaranteed their spot in the competition.

Their only goal now is to place among the top five teams to be guaranteed their place for the Saturday, December 2, group stage draw in Hamburg. On November 18, France will play Gibraltar at Nice and three days afterwards, at Athens, will round up the tournament against Greece.

France’s squad ahead of November international break

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Brice Samba (Lens)

Defenders: Jonathan Clauss (Marseille), Lucas Hernandez (PSG), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool), Jules Koundé (Barcelona), William Saliba (Arsenal), Jean-Clair Todibo (Nice), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Boubacar Kamara (Aston Villa) Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Warren Zaïre-Emery (PSG)

Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembélé (PSG), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Marcus Thuram (Inter Milan)

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