Picking an Under-21 XI of Potential World Cup Breakthrough Stars for France

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Picking an Under-21 XI of Potential World Cup Breakthrough Stars for France
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Deschamps has plenty of talent to choose from ahead of Brazil in 2014 and, more importantly, Euro 2016 in France

Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane’s debuts against Georgia once again demonstrated France’s prowess when it comes to raising and then blooding youth players at a national level.

Real Madrid’s Varane has become an important member of the first team at only 19 years of age. Pogba is enjoying a first season of regular starting football having spent time on the fringes at Manchester United.

Currently France have another outstanding crop of young talent coming through, and that is being shown domestically and abroad with a number of players under the age of 21 earning rave reviews.

With Euro 2016 scheduled on home soil, Didier Deschamps has an opportunity to bring through the next generation in time for 2016.

Here is an idea of 11 players that you can expect to see in the remaining qualifiers for Brazil next year and possibly the tournament itself, as Deschamps plans ahead for the Euros.

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