Penultimate list for the France team. And then, it will be time to definitively turn to the Euro (June 14-July 14). This Thursday at the FFF headquarters, Didier Deschamps, blue suit and face rested after a few days of vacation, revealed his group of 23 for the friendly matches against Germany and Chile (March 23 and 26 in Lyon and Marseille) . What to take away from it? That the coach remains faithful to his habits, by not carrying out major tests in March, three months before a major international competition. And that the France group is almost known for the European Championship.

Whispered in recent days, the name of Bradley Barcola (21 years old, 0 selection) was not mentioned by the coach this Thursday in front of the media. However, there was a real opening with the injury of Kingsley Coman, in the recovery phase with Bayern Munich. But the Blues staff consider the PSG winger, who is not putting in great performances, still too tender and not inclined to shake up the hierarchy between now and the Euro. Another former Parisian is called up, Moussa Diaby, who shines with Aston Villa in England.

In the rest of the group of 23, the usual executives are present (Maignan, Upamecano, Konaté, Hernandez brothers, Tchouaméni, Rabiot, Griezmann, Dembélé, Mbappé, Giroud…) in March and will be, barring injury, also mid- May (around the 15th) at the time of the list for the big summer meeting. Identical situation among the goalkeepers (Maignan, Samba, Areola), just as in defense where most of the future elected officials are already known: Clauss, Koundé, Upamecano, Konaté, Pavard, Saliba, Théo and Lucas Hernandez. Even if Disasi remains in the sights of the staff.

In the middle, no surprises with the presence of Tchouaméni, Camavinga, Rabiot (who will resume this weekend with Juventus), Zaire-Emery, and Fofana. We could have imagined a return of Veretout, or even Guendouzi, but this is not the case.

In attack, even if he has struggled to find his place at PSG since his arrival this summer, and if his last performances with the French team did not dazzle many people, Randal Kolo Muani retains the confidence of the coach. The latter, who had done the same with Benzema and Giroud, still believes in his striker with a view to the Euro. And as the competition isn’t crazy behind him either, especially with Christopher Nkunku’s multiple injuries, the Parisian will be at the Château in a few days. See you Monday at Clairefontaine for the French team.

The Blues: Areola, Maignan, Samba – Clauss, L. Hernandez, T. Hernandez, Konate, Kounded, Pavard, Saliba, Upamecano – Camavinga, Fofana, Rabiot, Chouameni, Zaire-Emery – Dembele, Diaby, Giroud, Griezmann , Colonel Muani, Mbappe, Thuram.