Griezmann, Mbappé, Pogba… Who will be the next captain of the French football team?

Dimitri Vernet

After the announcements of the end of the international career of Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda and Raphaël Varane, which player will take the captain’s armband of the France team? Didier Deschamps seems to hesitate between three names: the best passer in history Antoine Griezmann, the locker room leader Paul Pogba or the star striker Kylian Mbappé.

After Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda, Blues defender Raphaël Varane announced on Thursday that he was retiring from international football. A prestigious player who has accumulated ten years of selection in the French team and a World Cup won in 2018. After the announcement of the end of the career of the main captains of the Blues, which player will be able to inherit the armband?

Lloris naturally cited Mbappé as his successor

Kylian Mbappé is the big favourite, especially since this last World Cup where he took on a new dimension with the France team, on and off the pitch. Hugo Lloris has naturally cited Kylian Mbappé as his successor.

But two other options are also in the head of Didier Deschamps. First of all, Antoine Griezmann, a real soldier of the coach with whom he has lived everything and the best passer in the history of the Blues, with a record that speaks for him. In Qatar, he also took his role in the locker room to heart and has the advantage of having worn the tricolor armband once, last September against Denmark, when there was also Mbappé on the pitch.

Finally, there is the Paul Pogba option, the undisputed leader of the locker room. However, he is currently still injured and will miss the next rally. What seems for the moment to move away from this role.

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