Mbappe named France Captain after Lloris’ Retirement

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According to a source close to the team, Kylian Mbappe has replaced the retired Hugo Lloris as France’s captain.

After earlier that day speaking with coach Didier Deschamps, Paris Saint-Germain striker Mbappe, 24, accepted the suggestion.

Lloris, a keeper for Tottenham, ended his international career in January after his country lost the World Cup final a month earlier.

36-year-old Lloris had served as skipper for more than ten years.
As Raphael Varane of Manchester United retired from football following the team’s loss to Argentina in December, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann was elected vice-captain.

Mbappe, who has 66 times of playing for his nation, has been extensively connected with the position for weeks and scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final defeat after assisting Les Bleus to victory in 2018.

The former Monaco attacker, PSG’s vice captain in place of Brazil’s Marquinhos, captained the team without the defender during Sunday’s defeat to Rennes.

The Euro 2024 qualifying match against the Netherlands will be his first match as captain on Friday at the Stade de France.

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