At the age of 24, Kylian Mbappe is expected to be chosen the new captain of the France national team.
After Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from international competition, Les Bleus are looking for a new captain to guide the team going ahead.
When France won the World Cup in 2018, the Tottenham goalie carried the armband as they were proclaimed winners and lifted the coveted trophy after defeating Croatia.
Four years later, Argentina upset Didier Deschamps’ team in a dramatic penalty shootout, preventing them from reclaiming the championship.
Lloris, 36, made the decision to go right away, leaving Deschamps to look for a replacement.
And Mbappe is the front-runner, according to Get French football news.
The Paris Saint-Germain front scored and performed admirably in Russia and Qatar, and he may now be given the responsibility of serving as the team’s formal captain both on and off the field.
Lloris’ potential replacements, Steve Mandanda and Karim Benzema, have both retired from international football.
Raphael Varane, who was undoubtedly the most obvious candidate to succeed the captain and was only 29 years old, also abruptly announced his departure.
The only two players on the 2022 World Cup roster with more appearances than Mbappe are Olivier Giroud and the reserved Antoine Griezmann.
Giroud, however, is most likely to terminate his international career along with his former teammates.
Mbappe is now the only real choice as a sure starter in the France XI with the experience to take over as captain.