Varane back, Pavard on the bench… Le journal des Bleus

Only a few more hours and we will know more about the immediate future of the Blues in this World Cup and what they really have in their stomachs, four days after easily disposing of weak Australians but losing Hernandez to injury. We will however note good news on the French side, which does not happen every four mornings you will admit: Raphaël Varane is fit to play the match against Denmark, after being preserved as a precaution last Tuesday.

Varane back in the XI

According to the indiscretions of our colleagues from The Team, the Manchester United centre-back looked good with the starting bib alongside Dayot Upamecano. Recovered from his hamstring injury to his right thigh contracted against Chelsea on October 22, the Frenchman could have played against Australia last Tuesday, but the staff did not want to take any risks. It was good for him since the Konaté-Upamecano doublet (very) does the job well without him.

Deschamps has doubts about Pavard

Other composition info, more surprising this one: It is rumored among well-infirmed colleagues that Benjamin Pavard could jump from the starting XI and give way to Jules Koundé who, as everyone knows, is absolutely not a side business. Only here, by not taking any lining at the post, and with the failed match of Pavard against Australia, shamefully guilty on the opening of the score of Socceroos, Deschamps has no choice if he wants to change but to call on the former Bordeaux player. Personally, it is still hard to believe that he will go that far. Good morning to get the Bayern player back after that…

The group lives well

Asked Friday about the atmosphere within the group, during the press conference the day before the match, Didier Deschamps hinted that everything was really going well internally. This confirms our impressions since the start of the competition, at least from what we have seen during training open to the press. “There’s what happens on and off the field, social life is important, that’s not what will win you games but I can tell you that it can make you lose some, explained the coach. It is an essential element and I can tell you that it is going well. This is perhaps the only benefit of not having had a three-week preparation, during which players can sometimes find the time long. »

The program of the day

The Blues have an appointment with Denmark at 7 p.m. in Doha, 5 p.m. in our beautiful country. As for us, we will meet for a live on the Instagram account of 20 Minutes two or three hours before to give you the latest information and discuss the shock of the evening.

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