FRA | Mar 21, 2023

PSG’s Mbappe named France captain

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France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their first goal during the France VS Argentina Qatar FIFA World Cup. (File Photo: REUTERS/Hannah Mckay)


Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been named France captain to succeed Hugo Lloris, French media reported on Monday (March 20).

French sports daily L’Equipe reported that Mbappe had accepted the captaincy after speaking with coach Didier Deschamps.

Paris St Germain v Stade Rennes – Parc des Princes, Paris, France -Paris St Germain’s Kylian Mbappe looks dejected after the match File (Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes)

Mbappe, 24, had been touted as one of the candidates for the role since goalkeeper Lloris retired from international football in January, weeks after leading France to a second straight World Cup final, where they were beaten by Argentina.

Mbappe has been capped 66 times and played a key role in their successful 2018 World Cup campaign as well as their runners-up finish in 2022.


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