Deschamps roster: Lucas Hernandez returns, Kanté and Pogba unsuccessful against Ireland and Germany… Relive the roster announcement live

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Deschamps list: Lucas Hernandez returns, Kanté and Pogba not retained against Ireland and Germany… Relive the announcement of the list live

Didier Deschamps at a press conference on March 27, 2023. — CHRISTOPHE SAIDI/SIPA Refresh Show only the highlights


  • Didier Deschamps announced; this Thursday the list of players selected for the first two games of the season for the French team, on September 7 against the French team. Ireland (qualification for Euro 2024) and on September 12 in Germany (friendly match).
  • As expected, Lucas Hernandez, William Saliba and Adrien Rabiot are returning after s to have been injured for varying lengths of time.
  • N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba, not selected, remain in the waiting room.

2:36 p.m .: In summary: Lucas Hernandez returns as planned, Pogba and Kante; have not been retained but Deschamps left the door ajar (not too much either) and otherwise, no real surprises

I wish you an excellent afternoon. As a reminder, the France team will host Ireland at the Parc des Princes next Thursday (September 7th) during the Euro 2024 qualifiers, then will play a friendly match on Tuesday September 12th. Dortmund.

2:34 p.m.: Konate; probably forfeited for the Liverpool game on Sunday but “very strong possibilities that he will be available for us”, concludes Didier Deschamps 2:31 p.m.: Oh the imitation of an Italian accent by DD which looks rather like; the Corsican accent

“ 6 players in the Italian championship [Maignan, Théo Hernandez, Pavard, Rabiot, Giroud, Marcus Thuram], it must have been a long time since it happened. » Well, we understand that it's still not the championship he prefers to watch.

2:30 p.m.: Rugby question for the leaping Basque Didier Deschamps

“ I like rugby because of my origins and for having practiced it; A little. I had the privilege of spending a day with them thanks to; Fabien Galthié and his staff. There is an important expectation. It's the whole game that I wish them to be world champions. residence. The first match against the All Blacks will set the tone. »

2:29 p.m.: Eduardo Camavinga now

Gross modo: he is versatile but prefers to play midfield, big competition with Real Madrid etc…

2:27 p.m.: “I don't have that ability. to shut you up,” Deschamps slips into a half-smile

The OJ questions, çit's going a bit but good.

2:26 p.m.: Come on, another OJ question, and the warm water tap is reopened

« If you ask me, obviously the Olympics is a very important event that goes beyond the sporting framework, which does not prevent the Euro in Germany – we don't It's not there yet – remains very important. » “ The Euro is a FIFA date, not the Olympics. ”

2:25 p.m .: Griezmann has been retained as an attacker while he rather plays midfielder in the France team

« A versatile attacking midfielder. He can do anything. ”

2:23 p.m .: Oh the nice 50-22 to avoid talking too much about “Mbappé at the Olympics” !!!

“ The presidents of the club will decide! » “ The objective will be to have the best team possible, not the masquerade of the last Olympics. » Not nice for Téji Savanier and Clément Michelin ça.

2:22 p.m .: The Thierry Henry subject of course!!! Titi has pledged allegiance to; DD during his presentation with the France Espoirs team

« We saw each other for a very long time, we talked This morning. He was perhaps in excess, but he has his area of ​​decision. ”

2:21 p.m .: A possible Demb&élé; – Kolo Muani – Mbappé at PSG

« If ça is done, ça will not go away. against the France team, obviously »

2:20 p.m.: “A full-back is above all a defender”

You have 4 hours.

2:19 p.m .: Long monologue by Didier Deschamps on what a lateral is, like Edouard Baer in “Astérix et Ob&élix: Mission Cléop”” 2:17 p.m .: On Pavard, who should play central at; Inter as he plays at; right in Blue (when playing)

« I know very well that Benji aspires to also play in the axis, I have already had discussions with him, as with Jules [Koundé], after there are the needs of the France team. He has this ability. to play both positions. ”

Thank you Didier…

2:16 p.m.: On Kolo Muani's forcing to join PSG

« Nothing shocks me », DD replies. “ I know Kolo well, he is a very respectful person, I do not have all the elements to be able to judge the situation. This last week before the close tomorrow evening, there may be excessive situations to put pressure on one side. or the other. ”

2:15 p.m.: “Currently, compared to what Paul did and his status in the France team, if I have to; to call this kind of players is to have the same role, not a diminished role;”

Not sure that we will see the Pickaxe again right away in Blue.

2:13 p.m.: About Pogba

“ He had the good fortune to be able to play a good twenty minutes. This is the beginning of a necessarily long road compared to last year white for him. I believe in him and his ability. to find the top level. He has the experience but it won't happen overnight. »

2:11 p.m .: Ah yes, Moussa Diaby is also absent

“ He could have been there, it's more of a balance in the list compared to the number of forwards and midfielders. » Hard, hard to be a complementary player in Blue.

2:10 p.m.: “For me NJ remains selectable at home. at all times”

But not now, so.

2:08 p.m.: The question about Kante, of course!

“ He chained a few matches, not all of them, with a championship of a good level necessarily from the players who are there even if with the high temperatures, it’s not the ideal. » “ NJ [the little nickname that DD gives him] is NJ, with the experience he has with us. I estimated that he needs to follow up and that the people who were there in his absence responded to my expectation. ”

2:07 p.m .: “Lucas Hernandez is above all a top footballer, with us for a long time, with the behavior of a fighter”

“ This is a very good thing for this France group. »

2:06 p.m.: No Pogba, no Kanté, as expected!!!

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2:05 p.m .: Lucas Hernandez is back!!!

He hasn't played anymore! since his serious injury against Australia in the first match of the World Cup!

2:05 p.m.: D&dédé is coming!!! 2:01 p.m.: Raphaël Raymond, the attaché; of the press of the Blues, is alone at the desk 1:59 p.m.: Didier Deschamps will not be long in coming. arrive (yes, I furnish) 1:50 p.m.: Kanté and Pogba will be absent from the list

This is what RMC Sport claims and çit seems consistent.

1:47 p.m .: Chelsea players Wesley Fofana and Christopher Nkunku, injured, are already out of action. package

Nothing says that Mauricio Pochettino realized this, with his plethoric workforce.

1:45 p.m.: And hello, thank you for living with us the speech of the inevitable DD!!!

Little smirks, valves released with a mocking air… We're bound to enjoy ourselves (yes!!!)

11:00 am: And yes, it's the recovery

It's back to school time (also) for Didier Deschamps. We already imagine; the coach landed in the press room of the FFF headquarters with a big smile, a tanned complexion; after a few weeks of vacation. But it's over all ça, the Blues have an important game to play. play from September 7 against Ireland in the qualifiers for Euro 2024 (before testing in Germany in a prestigious meeting). This Thursday, DD will communicate the list of players selected for these first two meetings of the season. With or without Kanté and Pogba, with Giroud, with a guest; surprised? 

>> Answer to these questions and much more right here, at the stroke of 2 p.m. to listen religiously to our national DD…