Although there were no obvious underperformers for France at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, there are a number of players in the squad whose stock has fallen.
Either as a result of average performances or simply the preferences of coach Didier Deschamps, those players’ future roles in the team—certainly the starting XI—are now up for debate.
A lack of options in some areas will preclude Les Bleus’ tactician from changing all of those who have seen their value drop somewhat in Brazil. However, the majority of names on this list will either find themselves on the fringes of the team or perhaps left out of the next squad for the friendlies against Spain and Serbia in September.
Here are five French players whose stock fell at this summer’s World Cup.