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How France could line up against Wales

How France could line up against Wales
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how France could line up for their International Friendlies clash with Wales on Wednesday.

France manager Didier Deschamps has plenty of big decisions to make ahead of his side's first warm-up match for their Euro 2020 campaign against Wales on Wednesday.

Les Bleus' 26-man squad includes the likes of uncapped defender Jules Kounde and recalled talisman Karim Benzema - back after a five-year absence - but the injured Anthony Martial and Ferland Mendy will play no part at this summer's tournament.

Kounde could very well earn his first cap for the national team this week as Deschamps looks to avoid injuries to key players, while Mike Maignan - fresh off the back of a Ligue 1 title triumph with Lille - could start in goal.

A reshuffled defence may also see Leo Dubois and Lucas Digne handed opportunities to impress out wide, while Kounde's La Liga counterpart Clement Lenglet could complete the back four.

N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba will be midfield shoo-ins when the Euros rolls around, but Adrien Rabiot and Moussa Sissoko could feature against Wales, especially with Corentin Tolisso's injury problems a concern for Deschamps.

Antoine Griezmann will aim to keep his place in the number 10 role as Thomas Lemar and Ousmane Dembele provide support out wide, but Deschamps has a huge call to make at the forefront of the attack.

Kylian Mbappe may not be risked, but Olivier Giroud, Wissam Ben Yedder and Benzema are all vying for the opportunity to impress, and the latter may be given the nod after settling his differences with Deschamps.

France possible starting lineup: Maignan; Dubois, Kounde, Lenglet, Digne; Rabiot, Sissoko; Dembele, Griezmann, Lemar; Benzema

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