Costil replaces injured Mandanda for France

 

French coach Didier Deschamps has made a solo change in the 23-man team that lifted the World Cup in Russia with Benoit Costil replacing Steve Mandanda.

 

The world champions will start their UEFA Nations League campaign against Germany on September 6, before hosting the Netherlands in Group 1 three days later.

 

As expected, Deschamps has kept faith with the team that secured a second world title for France last month, with Mandanda losing due to injury.

 

Marseille goalkeeper Mandanda suffered a torn hamstring during the clash of his Ligue 1 team against Nimes on 19 August, the 33-year-old expects to be offside for up to four weeks.

 

That gives the Costil Bordeaux goalkeeper the opportunity to add to the individual cap that has his name on it.

 

Otherwise, France will enter the two matches with its European neighbors in full force, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane all-inclusive.

 

Number one goalie er Hugo Lloris also retains his place despite having been accused of driving in a drunken state last week.

 

 

Complete squad of France :

 

Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain), Benoit Costil (Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham); Lucas Hernandez (Atl├ętico de Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sibide (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) ); N & # 39; Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N & # 39; Zonzi (Rome), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich); Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Atl├ętico de Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Florent Thauvin (Marseille).

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