L’Équipe report today that Mike Maignan is expected to feature in Didier Deschamps’ France squad for the World Cup, which will be announced tomorrow night, despite ongoing uncertainties regarding the goalkeeper’s fitness.
The former Lille man picked up a calf injury during the September international break, which kept him out for a month. As he was due to return to action for Milan, though, the problem flared up again in training, leaving him with a race against time to return to full fitness.
Deschamps is set to include him in the squad, at least for the time being, and the France staff will reportedly wait until the final opportunity – next Monday – to decide whether Maignan can definitively be included in the squad to fly out to Qatar. The 27-year-old has five France caps since making his debut in 2020, and was a key part of the Rossoneri’s Scudetto-winning campaign last year, sealing his place as France’s future number one.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin