He is gradually settling into the French national team. After being called up for the first time in November then for the World Cup where France finished runners-up, Youssouf Fofana will participate again this March. The Monegasque midfielder is indeed on the list of 23 players selected by Didier Deschamps to play two matches there.
📣 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝟐𝟑-𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐝!
— French Team ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) March 16, 2023
A gala affair against the Netherlands
Les Bleus will first host the Netherlands on March 24 at the Stade de France for a big match before traveling to Ireland three days later as part of the start of Euro 2024 Qualifying.
Favorites along with the Dutch in group B, which is also made up of Greece and Gibraltar, they will have to finish in the top two to compete in the competition in Germany next summer. It seems and easy task at first glance but one which will have to have a successful start.
A reunion with Tchouameni
For this, the French team will be able to rely on the contribution of Youssouf Fofana (8 caps), a starter twice during the World Cup in Qatar against Tunisia (0-1) and Morocco (2-0) .
The AS Monaco midfielder will of course find an old acquaintance there, namely Aurélien Tchouameni, who is also in the squad. The opportunity to perhaps form again the “Fanameial” duo that was so devastating last season. “Tchouam” will not, however, be the only former Monegasque to appear as Kylian Mbappé will also of course be involved. Good luck Youssouf ! 🇫🇷
France’s fixture list:
Friday March 24 – Euro 2024 Qualifying: France – Netherlands (20:45, Stade de France, France)
Monday, March 27 – Euro 2024 Qualifying: Ireland – France (20:45, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland)