Marcus Thuram called up for the France World Cup squad

On Monday morning, the French FA confirmed that Marcus Thuram will be 26th man in Didier Deschamps’ squad after he had originally only called up 25 players when the squad was first announced.

Thuram will join up with the rest of the French team on Monday morning at Clairefontaine. The other attackers in the France squad are Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé, Christopher Nkunku, Antonie Griezmann, Kinglsey Coman, Oliver Giroud and Ousmané Dembele. Thuram was also part of the French squad for the 2021 European Championships but saw little game time. 

The call up for Thuram comes off of his form that he has found himself in this season. Under new manager Daniel Farke, Thuram has been able to reinvent himself and finds himself second in the goalscoring chart behind Nkunku with 10 goals. 

Thuram will follow in the footsteps of his father Lilian Thuram who was a part of France’s World Cup squads in 1998, 2002 and 2006. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan 

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