Report: France’s Projected Starting 11 for the World Cup Matchup vs. Australia – Where Will Mbappe Play?

A year removed from a disappointing Euro 2020 tournament, Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe will have an opportunity for redemption for the France national team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Mbappe and France will kick off their World Cup group stage schedule with a crucial matchup against Australia on Tuesday.

A notable dilemma that France national team manager Didier Deschamps is facing heading into this contest centers on just where will he opt to slot Mbappe in his starting 11. As noted by WhoScored, Deschamps could decide to call on Mbappe to play as a center forward against Australia.

Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Konate, Hernandez; Tchouameni, Fofana, Rabiot; Griezmann; Giroud, Mbappe,

Over the first half of the club season, PSG manager Christophe Galtier occasionally had Mbappe play as a center forward upfront for the Ligue 1 powerhouse, and this tactic often made life difficult for opposing backlines, especially whenever he elected to drop out of his designated space on the pitch.

Mbappe heads into this match in keen form; he chipped in with 24 total goal contributions in all competitions over the first half of the season for PSG.

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