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France will be one of the 32 teams that will participate in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The team is undoubtedly one of the most destructive sides in the world and is good enough to beat any other nation on its day. The team has some high-quality players in its squad. The team lifted the trophy in the previous edition of the tournament and will be looking to defend it successfully this time. It’s time to take a look at France’s Top 5 players for the World Cup in 2022. 

5. Benjamin Pavard

Benjamin Pavard
Benjamin Pavard

Pavard who currently plays for the German club Bayern Munich, made his senior team debut in 2017 at the age of 21. He was a part of the team that won the World Cup in 2018. He also won the UEFA Nations League with France in 2021. He has been a highly impactful player for his side in his short international career. 

His stats for France till now are: 

  • Matches – 46
  • Goals – 2

4. Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris who currently plays for the English club, Tottenham Hotspur made his senior debut for France in 2008 at the age of 22. He was the first-choice goalkeeper for his side in the 2010 World Cup, 2012 Euros, 2014 World Cup, 2016 Euros, and 2018 World Cup. He also played in his team’s XI at the recent Euro 2020. He will be a major part of the team during the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022. 

His stats for France so far are:

  • Matches – 139
  • Clean Sheets – 62

3. Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann, who plays for the Spanish club Atletico Madrid, made his debut for France back in 2014, aged 23. He was part of his team during the 2014 World Cup. He was the leading scorer in the 2016 Euros. He also played for his team in the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020. 

His stats for France so far are:

  • Matches – 110
  • Goals – 42

2. Olivier Giroud

At the age of 25, Giroud made his senior team debut for Serie A club AC Milan in 2011. He played for France in the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Euros, the 2018 World Cup, and also in the 2020 Euros. The striker is France’s second-highest goal scorer in international football. 

His stats for France so far are:

  • Matches – 114
  • Goals – 49

1. Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France, is without a doubt one of the best players in the world right now. The 24-year-old made his debut for France in 2017 at the age of just 18. He made his World Cup debut in the 2018 edition of the World Cup, and that is when the world got to know about the next big thing. He set the stage on fire with four goals and became the first teenager to score in the final since Pele himself. He also won a National League title with France in 2021. 

His stats with France so far are:

  • Matches – 59
  • Goals – 28

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