Portugal-France: Martial holder, Giroud on the bench

Didier Deschamps has decided to align the France team in a 4-3-3 pattern this Saturday against Portugal. Despite the absence of Kylian Mbappé, not sufficiently recovered from his right thigh injury, the coach decided to place Olivier Giroud on the bench. The tricolor attack will be led by Anthony Martial, Antoine Griezmann and Kingsley Coman. Three players who have never started an international match together.

In the midfield, N’Golo Kanté will be in front of the defense with Adrien Rabiot and Paul Pogba as torchbearers. No surprise in defense where the duo Raphaël Varane – Presnel Kimpembe is aligned in the axis. Recovered from their physical problems, Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez occupy the corridors.

The composition of the teams

Portugal: Rui Patricio – Cancelo, Fonte, Dias, Warrior – Bruno Fernandes, Danilo, William Carvalho – Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo (ch.), Joao Félix France : Lloris (chap.) – Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez – Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot – Coman, Martial, Griezmann.

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