Kylian Mbappe officially named new France captain

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has been named France captain, taking over the role from the recently retired Hugo Lloris.

After 10 years as skipper, Lloris announced his intention to end his international career shortly after the 2022 World Cup, leaving Didier Deschamps to pick a new captain for this month’s games against Netherlands and Ireland and beyond.

Mbappe, despite Deschamps earlier playing down suggestions that the PSG forward had already been awarded the armband, has been handed the role. Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has been promoted to the role of…

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