As announced this morning by several media, Karim Benzema is present in the list of 26 Blues for Euro 2021.
He is back ! Karim Benzema was selected by Didier Deschamps for Euro 2021. The rumor that circulated since this morning was therefore true and the Real Madrid striker is making his return to the selection, a little less than ten years after his last cap, on the 8th October 2015 against Armenia (holder, Benzema had scored a double).
With 15 world champions 2018
For this Euro, Didier Deschamps chose to trust X 2018 world champions. The dropouts are Adil Rami (Boavista Porto), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona), Blaise Matuidi (Inter Miami), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Djibril Sidibé (Monaco), Steven Nzonzi (Rennes), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Alphonse Areole (Fulham).
The list of 26 for Euro 2021
Guardians : Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Mike Maignan (Lille), Steve Mandanda (Marseille).
Defenders : Lucas Digne (Everton), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris SG), Jules Koundé (Sevilla FC) Clément Lenglet (FC Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Raphaël Varane ( Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
Environments : Ngolo Kanté (Chelsea), Thomas Lemar (Atlético de Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)
Forwards : Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona), Kylian Mbappé (Paris SG), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
The Blues program
Now that the list of the Blues is known, the France team will begin its preparation for the Euro with two friendly matches: against Wales (June 2 in Nice) and against Bulgaria (June 8 at the Stade de France ).
The Blues will make their entry into the Euro on June 15 against Germany, in Munich, then face Hungary (June 15 in Budapest) and Portugal (June 23 in Budapest).