Manchester United and Liverpool Stars Feature in France’s Possible Lineup to Face Armenia

The French Football team takes o Armenia in an International Friendly Allianz Riviera. Manager Didider Deschamps has a big responsibility in choosing the right squad as Les Blues are preparing for the 2016 Euros that will be played in their home. How will the Frenchmen line up against Armenia? Here is an analysis:

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris

Tottenham’s captain Hugo Lloris will be the custodian for Les Blues in their friendly against Armenia.

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris

Defence: Christopher Jallet, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Digne

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny will miss out from the clash due to the injury that kept him out of the Manchester United clash. So it is certain that Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane will team up with Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakhio in the central defence while Christopher Jallet might pip Manchester City’s Bacary Sagna as the right-back.

France will be without their left-back Benoit Tremoulinas who is missing through an injury, and in his place, Roma’s Lucas Digne has been brought back to compete for a place in defence. Forward Paul-Georges Ntep suffering from a thigh problem and won’t be available for the match.

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

Midfield: Paul Pogba, Morgan Schneiderlin, Blasie Matuidi

The midfield in the 4-3-3 formation will feature Juventus’ Paul Pogba alongside PSG’s Blasie Matuidi and Manchester United’s new signing Morgan Schneiderlin. Mathieu Valbuena is set to be rested tonight.Crystal Palace’s latest acquisition Yohan Cabaye will come later in the game and the same is the case with Moussa Sissokko as Didier Deschamps will look to play a 3-men midfield.

Forwards: Antonie Griezemann, Olivier Giroud, Anthony Martial  

Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial

Deschamps has been quoted saying that he still has faith in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and it is almost certain that the Arsenal star could start upfront alongside Manchester United’s latest sensation Anthony Martial and Antonie Griezeman. Martial will be hoping to carry his form onto the international stage and cement his place ahead of the Euros. Karim Benzema will make an impact later in the game.

Written by Jose Mourinho Guy

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