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France Top five players to watch 2022

 Qatar World Cup 2022 is knocking up and France is ready to face it. The last world cup 2018 champion is preparing themselves to win again in 2022. 

After the loss of the Euro Cup, 2020 against Switzerland head coach Didier Deschamps was roughly criticized. But the last world cup champion manager will not accept this defeat. So he is ready with his winning team to fight in this mega event.

The French squad including Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema is prepared for the world cup. The top five players that have been chosen by FIFA are described below.

1) Hugo Lloris 

Position- goalkeeper 
Age- 35 
Present club- Tottenham Hotspur 
Height- 6 free 2 inches(1.88m)
National team- France

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris goalkeeper France(Image credit:gettyimages)

Hugo Lloris is the present most-capped French footballer who started his international career in 2004 against Germany. he has been playing for Tottenham Hotspur since 2012 so he is the most experienced player. In 2018 he lifted the world cup trophy after twenty years later. 

Out of 349 appearances for Tottenham, Hotspur Hugo saves 946 goals and the club won 200 matches. It is a great achievement.

In the 2018 world cup quarter-final against Uruguay, Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet and made a key save from a Martin Caceres header as France won 2-0. In this world cup, Lloris is the key player for France.

2. Raphael Varane

position- center back
Age- 29
Present club- Manchester United
Height- 6 feet 3 inches(1.91m)
National Team- France

Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane center back France(Image credit:gettyimages)

Varane is considered one of the best defenders and is known for his defensive powers and speed. Varane's height is an advantage for him. 

Varane was called to the French national team in 2012. His first match was against Uruguay. He made his first goal in the 2018 Fifa world cup final against Croatia. 

In the premier league against Chelsea on 22 October, 2022 Varane got a leg injury. But United manager Eric Ten Hag is hopeful he will be fit to play in Qatar. 

3. Aurélien Tchouaméni

position- defensive midfielder
Age- 22
Present club- Real Madrid
Height- 6 feet 2 inches(1.87m)
National Team- France

Aurélien Tchouaméni
Aurélien Tchouaméni defensive midfielder France(Image credit:gettyimages)

Tchouameni made his debut in 2021 and scored his first goal against Ivory Cost. At present, he is playing at Real Madrid and signed a six-year contract. it is the first world cup for him.

He scored 20 goals for club football and 1 for the national team in France.

4. Kylian Mbappé

position- forward
Age- 23
Present club- Paris Saint Germain
Height- 5 feet 10 inches(1.78m)
National Team- France

Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé forward France(Image credit:gettyimages)

Mbappe made his International debut in 1917 at age of 18. Mbappe was the youngest player in the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia. he scored his first world cup goal against Peru and win over 1-0. He was named man of the match against Argentina. After Pele, he was the second teenager who made a goal in the world cup final.

Mbappe scored 219 goals for club football and 28 goals for national team France.

5. Karim Benzema

position- striker
Age- 34
Present club-Real Madrid
Height- 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
National Team- France

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema striker France(Image credit:gettyimages)

2022 Ballon d'Or winner French striker Karim Benzema is known as one f the finest finishers in the world. He has been playing in Real Madrid since 2009 and scored 329 goals in 616 appearances. 

Benzema is Real Madrid's second-highest goalscorer; he has won 23 trophies with Real Madrid, four La Liga, two Copa del Rey, and five UEFA champion league titles.

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