After the retirement of Hugo Lloris, the captaincy of the French football team returned to young striker Kylian Mbappe, 24.

Didier Deschamps, the coach of the Blues, entrusts the captain’s armband to the young striker of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

He therefore succeeds goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Raphaël Varane who retired from international football a few days after the lost World Cup final against Argentina. Antoine Griezmann (32) is named vice-captain.

“I think if he has a quality, in addition to his sporting qualities, it is that he is someone who is rather very good and very skilled in communication. I don’t think it’s a problem on that side, ”said Didier Deschamps, the day of the presentation of the list of Blues against the Netherlands.