Just after the meeting, Didier Deschamps must already prepare his first list for the 2022 World Cup. The coach of the France team has the obligation to compose an expanded group before communicating it to FIFA in almost three weeks.
It’s hard to say if this meeting week really lit up Didier Deschamps. Two months before the World Cup in Qatar, the coach of the french team he had to deal with a total of 15 injuries! Not ideal for making the best decisions. In any case, the tricolor coach assures that he has absolutely no definitive list in mind. ” I don’t ask myself the questionentrusted to the Téléfoot program on September 18. I’ve never done that. (…) But the fact of anticipating, of having a plan B, C or D, that’s what we are for. »
💥 Deschamps thinks Benzema ‘deserves’ the Ballon d’Or pic.twitter.com/WPvphITJPU
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That’s good, Didier Deschamps will soon have to write down all his alternatives officially. The World Cup will only start on November 20. But well before then, each qualified team will have to send FIFA an initial list of 35 to 55 players, including at least four goalkeepers. The international organization also expects the names of up to 70 officials, with their respective roles, before October 21, in just over three weeks.
The list announced in early November
Please note that these two lists will not be made public. And of course, Didier Deschamps will not be able to summon a player absent from this extended list. As for the final lists, FIFA will announce them publicly on November 15. Therefore, each coach must communicate his group before this date. Regarding the French team, RMC radio understands that the announcement is scheduled between November 7 and 13, knowing that the French Football Federation will have to agree with TF1, whose news will have Didier Deschamps for this event.