Kylian Mbappe named new captain of the France team at 24
Kylian Mbappe has reportedly been named France captain after being chosen by Blues manager Didier Deschamps.
France are currently without a captain after Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris announced he was stepping down from international duty in January following December’s World Cup final loss to Argentina.
But after careful consideration of the country’s remaining stars, decision-maker Deschamps picked Mbappe to take on the huge responsibility, according to French outlet L’Equipe.
Mbappe joined his France team-mates at their headquarters in Clairefontaine on Sunday ahead of the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Ireland.
The 24-year-old cemented his status as one of the best players in world football after helping France win the 2018 World Cup and nearly followed it up with a second world title in Qatar last year.
Mbappe would join Norway’s Martin Odegaard, 24, to become one of Europe’s youngest captains.
The superstar striker has scored a total of 36 goals in 66 international appearances and has been named France’s player of the season four times.