France captain Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from the national team shortly after the World Cup final. He won the 2018 World Cup. He almost won the 2022 World Cup. But France lost to Argentina in the tiebreaker at the last minute of the final.
After Hugo Lloris bid farewell to international football, the only question that arose was who would be given the leadership of France football. Coach Didier Deschamps chose the best footballer in his team. The 24-year-old young striker handed over the captaincy to Kylian Mbappe.
The battle between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe ended in the France vs Argentina final in Qatar World Cup. Messi was the captain of Argentina. Mbappe is the captain of France.
Coach Didier Deschamps consulted with Kylian Mbappe before choosing him as captain. Antonio Griezmann has been assigned as his assistant. He played 117 matches and scored 42 goals.
Defender Raphael Varane has also retired from international football. For that reason, France also announced a new name as vice-captain. Hugo Lloris has led the country for almost 14 years. From 2008 to 2022. This time, by giving the young Mbappe responsibility, France has shown that they want to move forward with the goals of the next several years in mind.
Mbappe has played 66 matches for the country. Scored 36 goals. He scored a hat-trick in the final of the World Cup in Qatar and took the team to the fighting place. But in the end, the French lost the tiebreaker. Before this, Mbappe played in the World Cup in Russia. They won the service world cup.
Messi and Mbappe played together in the PSG team. The vice-captain of that team is Mbappe. Brazilian defender Marquinhos is the captain of that team. Although sometimes the captain’s armband is handed over to Mbappe.
Mbappe will play his first match as France’s captain on Friday. France will play against the Netherlands in the Euro Cup on that day.