2 mins read

Kante’s Surprise Return Headlines France’s Euro 2024 Squad

France is set to face a challenging Group D that includes the Netherlands, Austria, and Poland.
May 17, 2024
France's Euro 2024 Squad

In a surprising turn of events, veteran midfielder N’Golo Kante has been recalled to the French national team for the upcoming Euro 2024 tournament. The 33-year-old, who joined Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad last summer, hasn’t played for Les Bleus since 2022 but his impressive form this season has earned him a place in Didier Deschamps’ 25-man squad.

Kante’s inclusion is a testament to his enduring quality and his crucial role in France’s triumphant 2018 World Cup campaign. His ability to break up play and orchestrate attacks from deep makes him a valuable asset for the French squad.

Ad below

The squad also features young talents like 18-year-old Warren Zaire-Emery and uncapped Bradley Barcola, who impressed during PSG’s Champions League run. Kylian Mbappe, despite the swirling transfer rumors, will captain the team in Germany.

However, the squad announcement wasn’t without its disappointments. Chelsea’s injury-plagued Christopher Nkunku, Crystal Palace’s in-form winger Michael Olise, and several other notable names missed out on selection.

Real Madrid’s Aurelien Tchouameni has been included despite a recent injury concern, adding another layer of intrigue to France’s midfield options.

With a mix of experience and youthful exuberance, France is set to face a challenging Group D that includes the Netherlands, Austria, and Poland. The tournament kicks off on June 17th, and all eyes will be on Kante’s potential impact as Les Bleus aim for European glory.

France’s Euro 2024 Squad in Full

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Aréola (West Ham United), Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Brice Samba (Lens)

Defenders: Jules Koundé (Barcelona), Jonathan Clauss (Marseille), Benjamin Pavard (Inter), Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Warren Zaire-Emery (PSG), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), N’Golo Kanté (Al-Ittihad)

Forwards: Bradley Barcola (PSG), Ousmane Dembele (PSG), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Randal Kolo Muani (PSG), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Marcus Thuram (Inter)

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.