France team: at 24, Kylian Mbappé is appointed new captain of the Blues by Didier Deschamps

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11:58 p.m., March 20, 2023

Kylian Mbappé, heir to Hugo Lloris. The Paris Saint-Germain striker becomes the new captain of the France team according to a source close to the staff of the Blues. While he hesitated with Antoine Griezmann, the coach finally opted for the top scorer in the history of PSG.

Kylian Mbappé has been appointed captain of the France team by coach Didier Deschamps to replace Hugo Lloris, who has retired from international football, we learned Monday evening from a source close to the Blues, confirming information from Figaro and of the team. At 24, Mbappé (66 caps, 36 goals), accepted this new function after a discussion Monday evening with his coach, we learned from the same source.

The coach of the Blues also spoke with Antoine Griezmann, promoted vice-captain in place of Raphaël Varane, who also retired from international football after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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