This Tuesday evening, the coach of the Blues will unveil his list of 26 for Euro 2020 and rumors evoking an unexpected name swell.
It is the big day for the players and the supporters of the France team. Didier Deschamps will put an end to the suspense concerning his list of players who will participate in Euro 2020 this evening around 8 p.m. The coach of the Blues will name 26 names who will have the immense honor of trying to do as well as in the 2018 World Cup, namely to go to the end, and to succeed where the Blues failed in 2016 at home.
UNFP trophies – Benzema French player from abroad
Obviously, everyone wants to know before the time the players who will be on Didier Deschamps’ list. And of course a trend emerges for the most part. True to himself, Didier Deschamps did not hide that a good part of his group was already chosen, in particular a large base of those who were part of the adventure in Russia. Suffice to say that the presence of Lloris, Mandanda, Varane, Kimpembe, Pavard, Hernandez, Kanté, Pogba, Griezmann, Mbappé, Giroud and many others is assured.
But some doubts remain for the last six to ten names. And this Tuesday L’Equipe that a “little surprise” could slip into Didier Deschamps’ list, while indicating that there will be 15 players who have won the World Cup in this list. Regarding the surprise announced by the French sports daily, it could be Karim Benzema. Will the coach of the Blues dare to take back the center-forward from Real Madrid?
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This question has been on the lips of observers since 2016. As a reminder, Karim Benzema had been excluded from the France team, like Mathieu Valbuena, for the sextape affair, and then had statements to the against Didier Deschamps in the Spanish press that the latter has never digested. Since then, the former OL could have been reinstated with the Blues but was never recalled by Didier Deschamps.
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So will the surprise be Karim Benzema? The Real Madrid striker is having almost his best season statistically since his arrival in the Spanish capital and has just been crowned best French player abroad by the UNFP trophies. On the pitch, Karim Benzema is flawless and since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus he has chained goals with 64 goals in the last three seasons in La Liga.
Despite the effervescence around a possible presence of Karim Benzema, the doubt remains. Why would Didier Deschamps have decided to turn the page at this precise moment? The Team affirms that the Benzema case would have entered the thinking of the 98 world champion. One thing is certain, no one will have the answer before 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, but the presence of Karim Benzema would be a huge surprise and would put an end to a soap opera that has lasted for nearly six years.