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France rest Golden Boot-chasing Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann for final World Cup group clash against Tunisia

KYLIAN MBAPPE and Antoine Griezmann have been benched for France’s final World Cup group game.

Les Bleus will secure top spot in Group C if they avoid defeat to bottom-place side Tunisia.

Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann start on the bench

Manager Didier Deschamps has wrung the changes as a result, with Mbappe and Griezmann rested.

There are surprises in defence with Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga featuring at left-back.

The youngster is a central midfielder but has played as a left-back in training following the injury to Lucas Hernandez in France’s opening game against Australia.

And Monaco’s Axel Disasi, naturally a centre-back, starts at right-back.

Manchester United star Raphael Varane and Ibrahim Konate maintain their place in the heart of defence – with Real Madrid’s Aurelien Tchouameni the only other player to keep his place.

Hugo Lloris has been replaced by Stephen Mandanda while Youssouf Fofana comes in for Adrien Rabiot.

Marseille midfielder Jordan Veretout has been given the chance to stake a claim in the side in the absence of Griezmann.

There are plenty of shocks in attack with France’s injury list seeing former Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi taking the place of Ousmane Dembele, who has been rested.


Olivier Giroud is also on the bench with Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani winning his third cap.

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