The FIFA World Cup is only five days away from kicking off in Qatar and with teams having named their squads already, are now starting to release the kit numbers for the competition.
The French national team, who have three representatives from Real Madrid, have now announced the kit numbers the players will be wearing at the tournament.
Indeed, Karim Benzema, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga have all made it to the France squad for the World Cup in Qatar, with Ferland Mendy being the only exclusion.
And, Benzema will be donning the #19 jersey for Les Bleus at the quadrennial extravaganza in Qatar. While the 34-year-old wears the #9 kit at club level, that number is occupied by AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud for France, leading to him being handed #19.
Meanwhile, Tchouameni will be wearing #8, while Camavinga has been handed the #25 shirt by the reigning world champions. The latter’s inclusion had been a major doubt but injuries to N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba meant that the Real Madrid starlet was named in the roster.
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France also have two ex-Real Madrid stars in Raphael Varane and Theo Hernandez who will be wearing #4 and #22 respectively.
Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann will be strutting out in his #7 kit while Kylian Mbappe has the #10 shirt.
France begin their World Cup campaign on November 22 with a game against Australia in Group D, which also consists of Tunisia and Denmark.
The current holders of the World Cup, Didier Deschamps’ side will be hoping to retain the trophy and will have a lot riding on Benzema, who has admittedly recovered from his injury woes.
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