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No matter how well Deschamps prepares, no matter how good his starting XI's form is right now, at some point during the tournament, France will struggle to break a team down and will need to turn to their bench to change the game.
They can be pleased that—even without those left out and those out injured—they have great depth there to find game-winning personnel at their disposal.
If Antoine Griezmann doesn't start, he's an obvious talent with skill, pace and goalscoring ability, while Loic Remy can also be a much more direct threat than the other two forwards with his running behind the defence.
In midfield, Moussa Sissoko can make his bursting runs forward from deep, and there are quality, offensive full-backs on both sides who can come in if needed, too.
France's preparations have gone as well as they could have hoped. Now, it's off to Brazil and to see just how far they can go in the 2014 World Cup.