Team Preview: France (EURO 2024 Fantasy)

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Route to EURO 2024 : Allez les Bleus !

EURO 2024 is now starting in only two weeks, and today we are going to review one of the favorite teams of the competition : France. Led by Didier Deschamps, « les Bleus » had a sensational qualifying run, winning nine of their ten matches, and conceding only three goals. The 14-0 victory against Gibraltar made this campaign even more historic for the France team.

The national team star captain Kylian Mbappé had a crucial role by scoring a total of 9 goals. He was also the second player with the most attempts in total during the EURO qualifiers, with 38 attempts in total. Mbappé also displayed 6 assists and is leading his national team ranking in this section of the game too. At the defensive level, Théo Hernandez distinguished himself by recovering 42 balls.

How France is actually playing ?

French national team is known to be a very structured and defensive team, with a extraordinary offensive potential. During the EURO qualifiers, they scored 29 goals, which is placing them at the second spot, behind Portugal. They are also the second team with the most attempts. But above all we must remember that France’s defense was extremely solid, as usual.

Who are the key players for France ?

  • penalty taker: Kylian Mbappé
  • backup penalty takers: Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud
  • short range free kicks: Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé
  • longer range set pieces: Antoine Griezmann
  • corners: Antoine Griezmann, Théo Hernandez and Kylian Mbappé
  • areal threats from set pieces: Olivier Giroud, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Ibrahima Konaté and Dayot Upamecano

What will be the formation and the line-up of France during EURO 2024 ?

France has so many good players that the options for Didier Deschamps are almost endless, but here is the most likely formation and line-up for the EURO 2024.

Formation : 4-2-3-1


Goalkeeper à Mike Maignan

Defenders à Théo Hernandez (left-back), Dayot Upamecano (left central defender), Ibrahima Konaté (right central defender), Jules Koundé (right-back).

Midfielders à Aurélien Tchouaméni (right central defensive midfielder), Adrien Rabiot (left central defensive midfielder), Antoine Griezmann (central midfielder)

Attackers à Kylian Mbappé (left winger), Ousmane Dembélé (right winger), Olivier Giroud (striker)

France’s group stage is really challenging !

France is of course a favorite for the title, but they have a tough group stage. The will have to battle against Netherlands, Austria and Poland to go through !

They will face Austria first. Starting an international competition is hard, and in these kind of games, France are often winning by a very tight score. I would suggest you to count on your defenders and goalkeeper (Konaté, Maignan, …) to score good points on Football Fantasy.

The second game against Netherlands is supposed to be the biggest games of this group stage. For this particular match, you could go all-in on Kylian Mbappé, the man of great moments, who scored four goals against this oppenent during the EURO qualifiers.

Last but not least, « Les Bleus » will face Poland for their last group stage game. If they managed the first two games well, this one will be totally different, with a lot of usual substitutes now starting on the pitch. This will be your chance to make the difference with some of the hidden gems of your Football Fantasy team. You could try to go for Brice Samba, Eduardo Camavinga or Randal Kolo Muani for example.

Here are the French players should you get in your Football Fantasy team, and why :

Kylian Mbappé

No explanations needed at this point. Kylian Mbappé is one of the best players in the world, and he is always fantastic when it comes to make his nation shine during a big event. By finishing top scorer and top assister of France during the EURO qualifiers, the young captain made things clear : he is the leader. You just have to remember his performance against Argentina in the last World Cup final to know it. Although he is the most expansive player in the game with a value of 11m€, Kylian Mbappé is a must-have in your Football Fantasy team.

Aurélien Tchouaméni:

The Real Madrid midfielder is a top-class player. He became quickly an essential piece of Didier Deschamps’ formation, and he is a super solid rock in the midfield. Always being one of the players with the most balls recovered, and with his ability to score from outside the box and score on corners and free kicks, Aurélien Tchouaméni will be a threatening player in your Football Fantasy team. You can buy him for 6m€, which is a really fair price.

Théo Hernandez

Théo Hernandez is a beast. Supersonic left-back, aggressive defender and a crazy dribbler. His collaboration on the left side of the attack with Kylian Mbappé is absolutely outrageous. He was also the best French player in terms of balls recovered during the EURO qualifiers, and his very offensive playstyle gives him a good chance of scoring or assisting. For a good price of 5,5m€, you should definitely take him in your Football Fantasy squad.

Mike Maignan

Not too many words needed. One of the most underrated goalkeepers in the world. Only costing 5,5m€. Why are you waiting to grab him into your team ?

Does France have some hidden gems in Football Fantasy ?

Is it really a question ? Of course they have ! Here are some players that you can buy for 6m€ or less and who could be decisive in the game :

  • Eduardo Camavinga (6m€)
  • Ibrahima Konaté (5,5m€)
  • Jules Koundé (5m€)
  • Jonathan Clauss (5m€)
Matteo Rubbo

I am a French student and sports articles author. As a big fan of french sport and a huge fan of tennis, I am trying to transcript the emotions that sport makes me feel in my articles !

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