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Kazakhstan-France: Dembele and Martial Likely to Start

According to L’Equipe and AFP, Anthony Martial and Ousmane Dembélé are likely to start with the France team against Kazakhstan on Sunday during 2022 World Cup Qualifier.

Changes are expected in the eleven of the Blues. Forced to manage the state of form of his players in the heart of an extremely busy schedule, Didier Deschamps will not line up the same eleven against Kazakhstan on Sunday as in the draw conceded on Wednesday against Ukraine (1-1), for the start of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup

According to L’Equipe and AFP, Anthony Martial and Ousmane Dembélé could start at Nur-Sultan. They were among the players lined up during a form of setup tested this Saturday by Deschamps during a closed session.

Several possible changes in defense

In a 4-2-3-1 pattern, Martial could settle at the tip of the France attack or on the left side. In form in recent weeks with FC Barcelona, Dembélé is expected in the right wing, with possibly Antoine Griezmann in a playmaker role. In support of Kylian Mbappé In the middle, and Paul Pogba could be associated with Tanguy Ndombele or Thomas Lemar in the absence of N’Golo Kanté – hamstring hit and forfeit for the end of the gathering of the Blues. In defense, a large workforce review cannot be ruled out.

According to L’Equipe and AFP, Léo Dubois and Lucas Digne could replace Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez. Clément Lenglet would have chances to start in central hinge, with Raphaël Varane or Kurt Zouma to support him.

In Kazakhstan, where the cold and a synthetic pitch await them, France will have to win to really launch their qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup. This turn-over could also allow players to score points as the season approaches Euro.

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