By expanding the list to 26 players, UEFA offers prospects for a few players to participate in the Euro with the France team. Didier Deschamps could call for additional reinforcement per line.
They were to be 23, they will finally be 26 to travel through Germany and Hungary in the group stage of the Euro. UEFA made this change on Tuesday and it opens up new perspectives for Didier Deschamps, who has already been working on the subject in recent weeks. Who can this benefit? By deciding in favor of this measure (provided that all the players are on the scoresheet, which ultimately will not be the case), the French coach did not give more details on how he envisaged the match. thing. In the idea, this could result in the reinforcement of one player per line, with the exception of the goalkeepers (who will be three) since a newcomer to this position could be called throughout the competition “in case of physical disability “.
In March, Deschamps had already called a larger group with 25 players (including four goalkeepers). He then took the opportunity to summon nine defenders (instead of the usual eight) and this had benefited Ferland Mendy. Able to evolve left and right, the defender of Real Madrid could still benefit for the Euro, this time. Unless Deschamps reinforces the axis where the candidacy of Aymeric Laporte could go up even if the coach has never been a big fan of the Manchester City player.
It could also make one happy in the midfield. Especially among the Hopes, Houssem Aouar and Eduardo Camavinga, left in March at the disposal of the Bleuets to play the first phase of Euro U21. The Lyonnais had finally withdrawn while the Rennais did not necessarily shine even if he found consistency in the club after a hole in the air, Aouar, him, connects the end of the match with Lyon after his groin injury . Absent in March, Steven Nzonzi has fallen in the hierarchy but also applies for this additional place.
Fekir on the gong?
In attack, Anthony Martial seems set to win his time trial after his left knee injury. If he is fit, he should be retained. Called during the last rally, Wissam Ben Yedder seems in the right car.
What about the extra space? Nabil Fekir? Absent from the France team since September, the Betis Sevilla player is a regular in the group and one of the architects of the good season for his team (7th two points behind 5th place). Alexandre Lacazette, currently injured, starts from further despite his 17-goal season with Arsenal (in 39 games). The former Lyonnais is not really in the books of Deschamps. The coach will definitely remove the doubt on May 18 when announcing his list.