Kylian Mbappe Named as New France Captain at 24

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Didier Deschamps, the manager of Les Bleus, is said to have chosen Kylian Mbappe as his captain.


France is now without a captain after Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from international duty in January following the World Cup final defeat to Argentina in December.


Yet, after careful evaluation of the country’s remaining players, Deschamps has chosen Mbappe to take on the enormous burden, according to French outlet L’Equipe.


Mbappe arrived at Clairefontaine on Sunday to join his France colleagues ahead of the next Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Ireland.


The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the top players in the world after assisting France to win the 2018 World Cup and nearly following it up with a second world title in Qatar last year.


Mbappe would join Norway’s 24-year-old Martin Odegaard as one of Europe’s youngest captains.


In 66 international appearances, the superstar striker has scored 36 goals and was awarded France’s best player of the season four times.

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