At the Parc des Princes
“It’s the only match that matters. » After the words, Didier Deschamps took action. The coach of the Blues made some strong choices when revealing the identity of the eleven names for the reception of Ireland this Thursday at the Parc des Princes (8:45 p.m.).
If the offensive trio Mbappé-Giroud-Dembélé was expected, in particular because of a Kolo Muani not completely at 100%, just like the presence of Griezmann in support of the offensive line, Deschamps bet on Rabiot and Tchouaméni in the heart of the game. Camavinga will start on the bench.
In defense, Lucas Hernandez, back for the first time since his injury at the World Cup last November, is lined up at center position on the left side and will form the hinge with Upamecano. In the corridors, Théo Hernandez on the left and Koundé on the right. Saliba, attractive with Arsenal and who was aiming for a start in the absence of Konaté, will be a replacement. A sign that the evening at the Park is not synonymous with a test for Deschamps and his staff. At least from the outset.
The Blues' eleven against IrelandMaignan - Koundé, Upamecano, L. Hernandez, T. Hernandez - Tchouaméni, Rabiot - Dembélé, Griezmann, Mbappé (cap) - Giroud