Ecuador is the latest team to announce their 26 players for Qatar.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Tuesday called for a truce in Ukraine. He wants the war between Russians and Ukrainians to end during the World Cup.
Axel Disasi last joined the French group in Clairefontaine on Monday afternoon.
The Castillo mess, missing from the Ecuadorian list.
Having played eight qualifying matches in the Amsud zone, Byron Castillo will not go to the World Cup. Surprise. The party was at the center of a dispute about his nationality. Chile and Peru took over CAS to cancel Ecuador’s qualification. Sports justice considered that Castillo could be put on a par, since the Ecuadorian authorities “recognized” the defender as a “citizen of Ecuador”, although he was born in Colombia.
The Ecuadorian federation will still have to pay a €100,650 fine and start the next qualifying campaign with 3 penalty points.
Relive the first day of the rally
To pack and surprise guests, not everything went as planned at Clairefontaine. Presnel Kimpembe, worried about his Achilles tendon, will not go to Qatar and Axel Disasi outnumbered him. Marcus Thuram celebrated his return to the blue house, which he has not seen since Euro 2021.
Deschamps and Hugo Lloris gave themselves over to the game at the press conference. In particular, it was about human rights and the “One Love” bandage.
Neymar admires his technique
The group is doing well, Neymar’s right leg too. The Brazilian selection has launched a cushioning competition between its players. Neymar managed to control a balloon released by a drone 35 meters high. Gesture is celebrated with aplomb by 25 partners of Auriverde.
Benzema saved 19, Mbappe 10
In Qatar, not KB9, but KB19. The Ballon d’Or retained number 19, while Olivier Giroud will wear number 9. Kylian Mbappé will wear France’s historic number 10. Among the latest arrivals, Disasi inherited 3rd place and Markus Thuram 26th. Matteo Guendouzi returns 6th from Paul Pogba and Yussuf Fofana returns 13th from N’Golo Kante.
Axel Disasi arrived on Monday
The last called from the list, Didier Deschamps, Axel Disasi, nevertheless, arrived yesterday in Clairefontaine. The Monegasque centre-back replaced Presnel Kimpembe, a package for the World Cup. Provisionally called up in September, Disasi had never competed in a rally with Team France A before.
FIFA calls for a truce in Ukraine
Gianni Infantino called for a ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia. The FIFA president wants the war to be suspended for the duration of the World Cup. “We are not so naive as to think that football can solve the world’s problems,” he admitted during a dinner for G20 leaders gathered in Bali, not forgetting to praise the unifying role of the ball.
Ecuador publishes its list of 32 famous teams
Ecuador is the latest pick to post their roster as they open the competition with Qatar next Sunday (17:00). Trojan Jackson Porozo accompanies other “Europeans” Moises Caicedo and Purvis Estupinan (Brighton), Piero Hincapi (Leverkusen) or Enner Valencia (Fenerbahce).
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