Thursday November 9, 2023. In the young career of Warren Zaire-Emery, this day will mark an important milestone. Barring any huge surprises or last-minute setbacks, PSG's Titi, aged 17, will appear in Didier Deschamps' list for the matches against Gibraltar and Greece (November 18 and 21), the final meetings of the year. for the vice-world champions, already qualified for Euro 2024 (June 14-July 14). For the rest of the list, the Blues coach should not innovate more than necessary.
Captain of the France Espoirs team and indisputable starter at PSG, Warren Zaire-Emery comes as an obvious choice for the Blues coach, eager to get a closer look for more than a week at the new phenomenon of French football. With the injury to Aurélien Tchouaméni (metatarsal), a place becomes available in the midfield and even without the Madrilenian's withdrawal, the Parisian had every chance of being called up, as the staff of the 2018 world champions follows him so insistently these last weeks. “WZE” should therefore have a big moment on Thursday at around 2 p.m. when its name will be pronounced as “DD”.
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For the last two meetings of 2023, the French team will not experience a significant overhaul in its ranks, even if the objective will be to remain undefeated in the group stage and ensure a success which would offer top status. series for the Blues during the Euro draw on December 2. On the injured side, Benjamin Pavard (knee) is on the sidelines for 6 weeks, but the return of Dayot Upamecano and Jules Koundé, absent during the last rally, is recorded, barring a last minute problem. Which should leave Malo Gusto on the sidelines.
It will be interesting to see if the coach chooses Castello Lukeba, who became an international against Scotland last month, or Jean-Clair Todibo, who has been more talked about off the field with the selection until now. In attack, behind the usual captains (Mbappé, Griezmann, Giroud, Dembélé, Coman), it is difficult to imagine Deschamps not renewing the October group with Kolo Muani, Thuram. In this sector of play, Diaby is not very far, Nkunku still injured while the Espoirs still seem tender (Wahi, Kalimuendo, Tel) to claim the A.