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France boss Deschamps ready to drop Liverpool star for Man United counterpart


Word stemming from the media late on Friday points towards an imminent change in the backline of world champions France.

Les Bleus, of course, kicked the defence of their world title into gear in style earlier this week.

Amid a tumultuous couple of weeks, during which a host of the country’s star performers were struck down by respective injury concerns, Didier Deschamps’ troops made short work of Australia in their tournament opener in Qatar.

Next time out, though, an altogether more challenging 90 minutes is likely to be in store, when the French face off with European rivals Denmark.

And, as alluded to above, boss Deschamps, it would appear, is already preparing to alter his line-up for the clash, in a bid to hold a dangerous Danish attack at bay.

As per a report from the generally reliable L’Equipe, change is imminent at the heart of Les Bleus’ defence.

This comes as Manchester United star Raphael Varane prepares to return to starting duties, at the expense of Liverpool counterpart Ibrahima Konate.

Varane, it is understood, will be partnered by Bayern Munich star Dayot Upamecano for the clash.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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