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As he announces the Blues’ roster for the World Cup in Qatar on Wednesday evening, Didier Deschamps is used to surprises in this area.

In the history of the Blues, the palm of the surprise certainly goes to Pascal Chimbonda, unexpected guest at the World Cup in 2006. But Raymond Domenech, who starts again four years later by calling up a Marc Planus, was never called up to the French team. , is not the only one who has surprised his world by revealing a list for a major competition. Didier Deschamps has also had a few surprises in store since his arrival in charge of the Blues in 2012.

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From his first list, on the occasion of the 2014 World Cup, the tricolor coach did not hesitate to invite Rémy Cabella and Morgan Schneiderlin to Brazil after the withdrawals of Clément Grenier and Franck Ribéry. The two men had never been called up in the Blues. Rebelote four years later with this time the summons of Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez or Steven Nzonzi. If they have already been seen in France’s squad, the first has only one selection, while the other two show just two when the list of 23 Blues is published.

Youssouf Fofana, the surprise guest?

And if for Euro 2016 Didier Deschamps had not reserved any surprises and was content to call up Eliaquim Mangala to complement Mamadou Sakho’s package, on the other hand, he also created the event last year at the time of Euro 2021 by calling up Karim Benzema, who he had nevertheless dismissed from the French team for more than five years.

The many players that Didier Deschamps has called up in recent months, especially to compensate for the numerous injuries that the Blues have suffered, can therefore believe in their chances of being on the trip to Qatar. Especially in midfield, where the world champions have to do without N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba. Youssouf Fofana, especially in his favor in September for his first call-up to the French team, can especially believe that. Benoît Badiashile or Ibrahima Konaté must hope the Bayonne native calls up 26 players as allowed by FIFA.

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