Barely called, already tenured. Youssouf Fofana and Benoît Badiashile will know their first selection this Thursday against Austria in the League of Nations. The two Monegasques, who benefit from an avalanche of injuries in defense and in the middle, will start the meeting. Didier Deschamps chose to line up a 3-4-3 with Ferland Mendy and Jonathan Clauss in charge of animating the corridors. Unsurprisingly, Mike Maignan replaces the injured Hugo Lloris behind a three-man defense made up of Jules Koundé, still preferred to Benjamin Pavard, Raphaël Varane and Badiashile.
On recovery, Fofana and associated with his former teammate in Monaco, Aurélien Tchouaméni. In front, it is an unsurprising trio who will be responsible for breaking the Austrian lock: Antoine Griezmann in support of Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud. In the absence of the Hernandez brothers, Pogba, Benzema or even Kanté, Didier Deschamps cobbled together a starting team with what he had on hand. To the lucky ones of September, in particular Fofana and Badiashile, to seize the opportunity.
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