Kante called up. Didier Deschamps surprised with his Euro 2024 squad

Football news 16 may 2024, 15:17
Kenley Ward Dailysports's expert Kenley Ward
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Head coach Didier Deschamps has announced the 25-player squad for the French national team that will participate in the 2024 European Championship in Germany.

The biggest surprise is the inclusion of Al-Ittihad midfielder N'Golo Kante, who has been called up to the national team for the first time since 2022.

  • Goalkeepers: Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Brice Samba (Lens)
  • Defenders: Benjamin Pavard (Inter), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Jonathan Clauss (Marseille), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid)
  • Midfielders: Warren Zaïre-Emery (PSG), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni (both Real Madrid), N'Golo Kante (Al-Ittihad), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
  • Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani, Bradley Barcola, Ousmane Dembele (all PSG), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Marcus Thuram (Inter)

In the group stage of Euro 2024, France will face the Netherlands, Poland, and Austria. Deschamps' team will play their first match on June 17 against Austria in Düsseldorf.

Euro 2024 will be held from June 14 to July 14.

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