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France-Netherlands: Kolo Muani preferred to Giroud


Didier Deschamps should trust the Frankfurt striker for the meeting against the Dutch on Friday evening at the Stade de France.

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Doubts are diminishing on a tenure of Randal Kolo Muani against the Netherlands for the return of the Blues in front of their public on Friday.

Reading the match watch session which took place behind closed doors under the gray skies of Saint-Denis, the former FC Nantes scorer, unfortunate hero of the final of the last World Cup, should be preferred to Olivier Giroud .

He was among the holders in the opposition set up by Didier Deschamps.

Praised by the coach since the start of the gathering at Clairefontaine for his qualities, his contribution when he entered Qatar and his good season with Eintracht Frankfurt (35 matches, 16 goals, 14 assists), "Kolo" will have the opportunity to shine on Friday for the entry into the running of the vice-world champions in qualifying for Euro 2024.

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For the rest, no surprises are to be expected in the starting lineup of the French team which worked on set pieces on the correct lawn of the Stade de France, after the passage of the Blues of rugby last Saturday against the Wales in the Six Nations Championship.

Mike Maignan will be aligned in goal, with Théo Hernandez in front of him on the left, Jules Koundé on the right and a Dayot Upamecano-Ibrahima Konaté hinge.

In the middle, the trio Aurélien Tchouaméni, in difficulty at Real, Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann will be renewed.

In front, with captain Kylian Mbappé who should swap with Kolo Muani, Kingsley Coman will occupy the right flank.

The possible starting lineup of the Blues


Maignan – Koundé, Konaté, Upamecano, Hernandez – Griezmann, Tchouaméni, Rabiot – Coman, Kolo Muani, Mbappé (cap)

Source: lefigaro

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