5 Greatest France Players of All Time

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5 Greatest France Players of All Time
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It’s staggering to think that come July, it will have been 16 years since France lifted the World Cup on home soil. Even now, those images of Didier Deschamps lifting the FIFA World Cup trophy high above his head in the middle of the partisan Stade de France crowd are still iconic.

This summer in Brazil, the current crop of French talent have the chance to become French footballing heroes. After a less than convincing qualification process, the tremendous come-back win over Ukraine in November has the nation right behind them once more.

None of the current squad are ready to be classed as one of France’s Greatest Players of All Time, but if they can inspire Les Bleus to victory in South America, the likes of Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema or Mamadou Sakho could very well carve themselves a place on the list.

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