France strikers, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann have arrived the camp of the national team ahead of UEFA Nations League games.
France will be travelling to Sweden to play Sweden on September 5 before welcoming Croatia three days later.
There is going to be some international games before the season’s opener for the top leagues except for the French Ligue 1 which has witnessed two rounds of games. The 2019-20 season of the French League was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PSG striker, who was wearing a lemon hoodie on a white top arrived at the camp in a little car. He was also wearing a nose mask as part of the COVID-19 protocols. He gave a pose to the camera before heading into the camp.
The same goes for Griezmann, who was carrying a luggage.
Who joins Mbappe and Griezmann in the France team?
Meanwhile, there will be some new faces in the French national team. The coach Didier Deschamp has extended invitation to some new players for their impressive performance in the recently concluded season.
Those players include Dayot Upamecano of Leipzig and Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes.
Unfortunately, Lyon’s captain, Houssem Aouar had to withdraw from the squad after contracting coronavirus. He had a fantastic season with his club leading them to their first Champions League semi-final.
Manchester United striker, Anthony Martial returns to the team after another successful season that saw him help his the Old Trafford outfit to three semi-final appearances in Carling Cup, FA Cup and the Europa League. He also led the Red Devils back to the Champions League.
Others in the striking department include Olivier Giroud, and Jonathan Ikoné of Lille.
Training has began already. Watch an highlight from the training ground below.
C’était la rentrée des Bleus hier ! Hugo Lloris et ses partenaires ont suivi une 1ère séance d’entraînement à Clairefontaine pour préparer le match de samedi face à la Suède 👊 #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/Jqik7VXsWe— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 1, 2020
France team to face Sweden and Croatia
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Mike Maignan (Lille), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Clément Lenglet (FC Barcelona), Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Lucas Digne (Everton), Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid)
Midfielders: Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur), Houssem Aouar (Lyon), Steven Nzonzi (Rennes), Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Attackers: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Jonathan Ikoné (Lille).