France national team boss, Didier Deschamps, is set to name his 30-man preliminary squad for this summer’s World Cup on May 13. Barring any last-minute injuries, around 23 of the names should be similar to the squad that was picked to face the Netherlands back in March.
That leaves some scope for Deschamps to make a few surprise inclusions, the chance to pick some players that have not yet had the chance to wear the famous blue jersey for the senior side. There are a lot of talented young French players that have never been picked for the senior side, and Deschamps has to seriously consider taking one or two of these to Brazil this summer.
In a recent interview, Deschamps hinted that he will make his World Cup selection with the 2016 European Championship in mind. He has to balance a desire for glory in Brazil with long-term success. Picking a few young and gifted players is a step toward building for the future.
Here are ten currently uncapped players that Didier Deschamps must consider for the World Cup.