France's final game of 2016 was played in Lens, where Les Bleus hosted Ivory Coast. Djibril Sidibé started the game and made a number of well-judged defensive interventions, before being substituted by Corchia in the 69th minute. From the bench, he showed vocal support for his Monegasque clubmate as he came on for the injured Adrien Rabiot in the 75th minute.
A confident-looking Thomas Lemar got straight into the game as he looked for gaps between the Ivorian lines. And while it wasn't enough to see France end the year on a winning note, it was still a highly encouraging start for the Baie-Mahault-born man, who turned 21 last Saturday, the day after receiving his first call-up from Didier Deschamps. We can only hope he goes on to enjoy as much success for France as the coach himself, or indeed former Monegasque Lilian Thuram, a fellow Guadeloupean who was World Champion in 98 and European Champion in 2000, and is also the most capped Frenchman in history (137!).
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