The coach of the France team, Didier Deschamps, unveiled his first post-World Cup 2022 list, this Thursday, for two meetings at the end of the month, as part of the qualifications for Euro 2024.
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The former coach of AS Monaco, Juventus and Olympique de Marseille has called up three new players: Brice Samba (Lens), Wesley Fofana (Chelsea) and Kephren Thuram (Nice). There were some disappointed among the prospective, but some can recover hope, while a package should soon be formalized in central defense.
Saliba out Several weeks
Touched in the back in the Europa League against Sporting CP this Thursday, William Saliba (21), the axial of Arsenal, should miss several weeks of competition, reveals The Team. The former Phocaean seemed to be the third choice on the list for the position of central defender, behind Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich) and Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool), and just ahead of newcomer Wesley Fofana (Chelsea).
If William Saliba’s package is not yet officially recorded, it should not be long. And instructs Didier Deschamps to call a replacement for the Gunner.
Disasi instead of Todibo?
Pre-summoned and tipped to be with the Blues at the end of March, Jean-Clair Todibo was ultimately not called up, unlike Wesley Fofana. The 23-year-old from Nice expressed his “disappointment” but said he wanted to continue to improve to deserve the French team in the future. However, Jean-Clair Todibo could once again be overtaken.
Indeed, according to The Team, “the most natural solution” is not Robin Le Normand (Real Sociedad), who is heading to Spain, but Axel Disasi. The 25-year-old AS Monaco player was in the squad at the last World Cup. The defender even came into play 3 three times, including in the final against Argentina (1 minute of playing time).
This should earn Axel Disasi a new summons, unless there is a surprise.