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France team: a month after the World Cup final, what happens to the 25 Blues present in Qatar?


International retirement, early return from vacation, series of victories, title or late recovery... the return to club football of vice-

Among the 25 Blues present in Qatar, no one has forgotten the defeat against Albiceleste, a month after the World Cup final.

If 19 players were able to evacuate their grief by typing in the leather, the players of the German championship have not yet resumed competition.

Winning return

He was the first Frenchy to return to club football and he took it well.

Nine days after a grueling final,

Raphaël Varane

was established in a victory against Nottingham.

Manchester United have won their four Premier League games since the resumption, including a derby against City.

Same position, same dynamic for

William Saliba


On Boxing Day, the centre-back was on the pitch after playing just 30 minutes in Qatar.

Arsenal are leading the league, with three wins in four games.

On the other side of the Channel, the Monegasques

Axel Disasi


Youssouf Fofana

had taken advantage of eight days of rest but returned in time to board the TGV launched by ASM since the return from Ligue 1. If Fofana scored against his side against Auxerre, this misadventure did not prevent Monaco from winning against AJA (3-2) before going on to win against Brest (1-0), a draw at Lorient (2-2 ) and to correct Ajaccio (7-1), well launched by the goal of Disasi.

Slightly further north,

Mattéo Guendouzi


Jordan Veretout


The latter resumed before the New Year and planted twice during Marseille's four victories.

If the rumors send him to England this winter, Guendouzi is still well anchored in the Marseille eleven.

🏆 Supercampeones!!

🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça

— Ousmane Dembele (@dembouz) January 16, 2023

The return of Barcelona's

Jules Koundé


Ousmane Dembélé

was also successful.

The two partners walked the Camp Nou lawn on December 31.

Above all, they won the first title of the Xavi era, thanks to their victory against Real Madrid (3-1) in the Spanish Super Cup.

No time to lose either for

Steve Mandanda


At 37, the Rennes goalkeeper has announced his international retirement but in club, he leaves no crumbs to his understudy.

On track from December 29, the ex-Marseillais ensured victory for the Bretons against Bordeaux in the Coupe de France (2-1).

Helpless in Reims (3-1), Mandanda limited the damage during the defeat in Clermont (2-1) before Rennes surprised PSG (1-0).

It's more complicated

Kylian Mbappé



three days after the cruel penalty shootout.

From December 28, he gave PSG victory over the gong against Strasbourg (2-1).

This narrow victory set the tone for the difficulties encountered by the Parisians, defeated in Lens (3-1) and Rennes.

After the Parc des Princes, the native of Bondy put the French public in the pocket.

He was acclaimed in Pas-de-Calais and Brittany.

The collective assessment taints the


of Mbappé in Paris.

Return interspersed with holidays in the United States, flanked by Achraf Hakimi, and the Parisian tour in the Middle East, a month exactly after the end of the World Cup.

Behind the scenes of Kylian Mbappé and Achraf Hakimi at the Brooklyn Nets.

Game recognizes game ⚽🤝🏀

— Sky Sports NBA (@SkySportsNBA) January 9, 2023

The return to current affairs was more abrupt for

Hugo Lloris


The Tottenham goalkeeper made two blunders, one against rival Arsenal, the other against Aston Villa of "Dibu" Martinez.

It must be said that the 36-year-old doorman was moved by the announcement of his international retirement, a few weeks after breaking Lilian Thuram's selection record.

Ibrahima Konaté

is doing what he can to keep Liverpool afloat, as Jürgen Klopp's machine is drowned out by a lack of aggression in midfield.

Scorer against his camp against Brentford (3-1), the defender has nevertheless played as many games (4) since the end of the World Cup as before the Qatari tournament.

In Spain,

Aurélien Tchouaméni


Eduardo Camavinga

came into play in Valladolid on December 30.

The former Monegasque injured his calf in the following match while the ex-Rennes struggled against Barça, to the point of being replaced at half-time by Carlo Ancelotti.

If it is severe to place

Antoine Griezmann

, author of two assists for his recovery, in this category, Atlético de Madrid also lost against Barça (1-0) and skated against Almeria (1- 1) last Sunday.

Serie A turned on the light again on January 4.

A later recovery, like the gradual restart of AC Milan by

Olivier Giroud


Theo Hernandez


The Milanese remain on two draws.

Adrien Rabiot

's Juventus

on a slap administered by Naples (5-1), leader of the championship.

Nothing to report

Alphonse Areola

has returned to the Premier League as he left the France team: on the bench.

Available from the start of

Boxing Day

, the goalkeeper did not feature in West Ham's three defeats in four games.

The only Big 5 championship made up of 18 teams, the Bundesliga was less in a hurry than its neighbors.

Thus, the Bavarians

Kingsley Coman


Dayot Upamecano


Benjamin Pavard

simply played a friendly match against RB Salzburg.

Lucas Hernandez

had right knee surgery in November.

Bayern will restart the German competition this Friday in Leipzig.

The next day, Frankfurt and

Randal Kolo-Muani

will host Schalke.

Marcus Thuram

and Borussia Mönchengladbach will host Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-01-18

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