France Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

France World Cup Squad Photos

There’s no disputing the fact that No. 7-ranked France has sufficient firepower to win the 2018 World Cup: With striker Antoine Griezmann at the tip of the spear, Paul Pogba patrolling the midfield, and Hugo Lloris in goal, Les Bleus have talent and depth to spare. But Didier Deschamps’ squad has displayed a frustrating tendency to underperform, playing down to its competition and refusing to take control of contests. Inexperience could factor in as well: The team’s average age is 26, and only nine on this roster participated in France’s 2016 Euro final run. That said, France’s roster features big-name stars from big-name clubs including Chelsea (Olivier Giroud), Paris St-Germain (Kylian Mbappe), Manchester United (Anthony Martial), and Barcelona (Ousmane Dembele).

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

Kylian Mbappe Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Kylian Mbappe Antoine Griezmann Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Antoine Griezmann Ousmane Dembele Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ousmane Dembele

More World Cup Squads

Paul Pogba Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Paul Pogba Presnel Kimpembe Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Presnel Kimpembe Nabil Fekir Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Nabil Fekir Thomas Lemar Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Thomas Lemar Raphael Varane Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Raphael Varane Blaise Matuidi Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Blaise Matuidi Hugo Lloris Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Hugo Lloris Ngolo Kante Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ngolo Kante Steve Mandanda Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Steve Mandanda Djibril Sidibe Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Djibril Sidibe Benjamin Mendy Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Benjamin Mendy Alphonse Areola Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Alphonse Areola Corentin Tolisso Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Corentin Tolisso Samuel Umtiti Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Samuel Umtiti Adil Rami Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Adil Rami Steven Nzonzi Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Steven Nzonzi Florian Thauvin Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Florian Thauvin Benjamin Pavard Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Benjamin Pavard Lucas Hernandez Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Lucas Hernandez Olivier Giroud Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Olivier Giroud



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