France-Sweden: with Pogba, without Mbappé

Although counting for butter, Didier Deschamps lines up the big team. This Tuesday evening (8:45 p.m.), France receives Sweden at the Stade de France as part of the League of Nations while the world champions are already qualified for the Final Four of the event, after their victory on Saturday against Portugal.

On this occasion, the coach chose to start the heavyweights of the Russian campaign from Hugo Lloris to Olivier Giroud via Paul Pogba. Only Kylian Mbappé, muscular hampered with ischios since October 31 and a match in Nantes, appears on the sidelines, as our newspaper revealed as early as Tuesday evening. As the Blues boss announced on Monday, the PSG striker will enter the game. He is replaced for one evening by Moussa Sissoko, who is offered a new chance to shine. N’Golo Kanté is suspended.

Kimpembe and Rabiot settle in

For the rest, the usual stars are there and the new ones who are also settling in, like Presnel Kimpembe in central defense or Adrien Rabiot in midfield. Marcus Thuram has his second tenure in three selections but this time, he appears in the middle of the greats. Less than a week ago, against Finland, he was launched among the “second knives”. This time, he will be surrounded by the best. He had been interesting during this defeat (2-0) at the Stade de France by not hiding on his left side, unlike the others. He will be eagerly awaited this Tuesday, ahead of Sweden in the traditional 4-4-2 of the France team.

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