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Hugo set for third World Cup

Posted on 17 May 2018  - 20:00

Hugo Lloris has tonight (Thursday 17 May) been formally named in France’s final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup.


Captain of club and country, our popular goalkeeper looks set to win his 100th senior international cap during the tournament in Russia – he’s currently on 96 appearances ahead of warm-up friendlies at home to Republic of Ireland (Monday 28 May), Italy (Friday 1 June) and the USA (Saturday 9 June).

France’s most-capped goalkeeper of all time, Hugo made his first appearance in a goalless home draw with Uruguay in November, 2008, and played at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before captaining Les Bleus at Euro 2012, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and Euro 2016, when France were beaten finalists on home soil.

First up for Didier Deschamps’ men this time around is a Group C clash with Australia in Kazan on Saturday 16 June.

Midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been placed on the official standby list for this summer’s tournament.

Good luck, Hugo!