France coach Didier Deschamps has announced his Les Blues squad for 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with Karim Benzema included in the side despite injury concerns.
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig)..
Big names like Benzema, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann have also been included. While the form of Oliver Giroud has seen the AC Milan striker included.
Barcelona pair Jules Kounde and Ousmane Dembele are also among those called up as France looks to defend the title they won in Russia four years ago.
No concerns over Benzema fitness
Although Benzema has missed Real Madrid's final games before the tournament due to muscular fatigue, the France staff have no concerns over his fitness.
Key names like Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante will miss out through injury, along with AC Milan's Mike Maignan, while Manchester United's Raphael Varane has been selected despite suffering a knee injury in October.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy has also been left off the squad, along with Aston Villa's Lucas Digne.
France squad for 2022 World Cup
Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)
Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Manchester United).
Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus Turin), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille).
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig).
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