Youssouf Fofana: from Clairefontaine banishment to World Cup starter?

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Youssouf Fofana: from banished from Clairefontaine to holder in the World Cup?

YOUSSOUF FOFANA. AS Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana is on Didier Deschamps' roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. A nice revenge for a player who learned his trade away from the professional world…

[Mis à day on November 9, 2022 at; 8:54 p.m.] Youssouf Fofana is not the best known player on the list of 25 players summoned by Didier Deschamps for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but the Mon  his first big competition with the French team, a World Cup moreover! Youssouf Fofana is not a rookie in the French team. Called up in September in Blue by Didier Deschamps after a series of injuries, the midfielder of AS Monaco confirmed its good predispositions in recent weeks and the combined absences of Paul Pgoba and Ngolo Kanté reshuffled the cards a little more in the midfield of the Blues.

If his ex-comrade at Monaco Aurélien Tchouaméni and Adrien Rabiot appeared to be essential, the rest of the hierarchy is far from being frozen when composing a blue environment in reconstruction where; Fofana will try to find a place for himself, like Eduardo Camavinga, Mattero Guendouzi or Jordan Veretout. At 23, Youssouf Fofana is holding a nice revenge and his selection appears to be a note of hope for young players who have not been able to integrate a training center, presented like the essential sesame to integrate professional football.

How old is Youssouf Fofana, the midfielder of the France team?

Youssouf Fofana was born on January 10, 1999 at; Paris. He is therefore 24 years old when he applies for a job. a place in Didier Deschamps' list of 23 Blues for the 2022 World Cup. say to the high volume of play, able to project quickly from its penalty area to lend a hand to; defense up the opposing surface in support of his attackers.

Youssouf Fofana banned from Clairefontaine at agrave; Drancy until the World Cup?

After integrating INF Clairefontaine, presented As THE benchmark for young French football talent, Youssouf Fofana seemed to have a career mapped out. Alas, he left the center two years later without any offer from a professional training center. Back to; the starting point for the midfielder who joins the Drancy club to evolve with the U17 reserve! Far, far from the dreams of Clairefontaine but it is on these grounds of Ile de France that he is finally spotted. with the Drancy U19s by Strasbourg recruiters. He finally exploded in Alsace, signing his first pro contract in 2018 before signing in 2020 at Alsace. AS Monaco where it imposes itself in the middle to side by Aurélien Tchouaméni. Selected in U20 and Espoirs in France, he is called; in the France A team by Didier Deschamps for the first time in September 2022. "When I learned that I was called up, I said to myself '10  years later, I came back through the front door to Clairefontaine, after leaving it through the small door, and that's good! When the coaches saw me, they were happy. They told me 'thanks for proving to us. that we were wrong," he will testify in September after his summons. With no apparent air of revenge…

Youssouf Fofana, from Côte d'Ivoire to; the France team

Like its namesake Youssouf Falikou Fofana past; by AS Monaco successfully at At the end of the 80s, Youssouf Fofana could have worn the jersey of the Elephants of the Ivory Coast but also for Mali, the countries of origin of his parents. It was under the blue jersey that he chose to evolve and experienced his first selection against France. Austria in September 2022.