France team: the list for the Euro should be unveiled on May 18, with a big novelty

The list of players selected for the France team for Euro 2021 will be communicated on May 18 by Didier Deschamps, according to L’Équipe. This announcement will be made on TF1 and M6, free-to-air broadcasters of the competition. A first.

The list of the Blues will be unveiled in less than a month. Didier Deschamps will give on May 18 the list of players selected to play the Euro (June 11-July 11) with the French men’s team, according to information reported on Wednesday by The team.

As tradition dictates, this announcement will be made in the evening on television. Co-broadcasters in the clear of the competition, TF1 and M6 should broadcast the intervention of Didier Deschamps together, still according to the daily. In this case, it would be a first.

With 23 or more players?

For previous competitions, Didier Deschamps announced a list of 23 players and the names of reservists called upon to compensate for possible last minute injuries (until the start of the competition). But it could be this time that the roster is open to a few more players.

Faced with the coronavirus pandemic, UEFA announced in early April that it was considering expanding the lists to 25 or 26 players. This would allow the selections to be less weakened by possible positive cases during the tournament.

After the victory in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of March in the framework of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Didier Deschamps said he was in favor of such a measure: “If UEFA is looking at being able to expand the list, this would be a good thing, provided obviously that it can be two or three more players, and that all can be on the scoresheet. Because with the sanitary conditions we have today, we are not going take themselves for superior beings “.

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