France’s epic failure in the 2010 World Cup has meant that expectations for 2014 are sky-high. This year’s squad includes a fine mix of young and veteran talents including nine players from the Premier League.
The France squad was hit with a blow after Franck Ribery had to pull out with an injury and will not be playing. France play in Group E along with Ecuador, Honduras, and Switzerland. Their first match is Sunday, June 15 against Honduras at 3:00 pm ET.
|1||GK||Hugo Lloris (Captain)||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2||D||Mathieu Debuchy||Newcastle United|
|3||D||Patrice Evra||Manchester United|
|4||D||Raphael Varane||Real Madrid|
|6||MF||Yohan Cabaye||Paris Saint-Germain|
|10||F||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid|
|11||MF||Antoine Griezmann||Real Sociedad|
|14||MF||Blaise Matiudi||Paris Saint-Germain|
|17||D||Lucas Digne||Paris Saint-Germain|
|18||MF||Moussa Sissoko||Newcastle United|
|20||F||Loic Remy||Newcastle United|
You can also check out the World Cup 2014 Fixture List and my World Cup Predictions and Previews. Feel free to print out a copy of the 2014 World Cup bracket as well. I will be putting out weekly predictions for matches throughout the tournament so keep coming back for those!