Following the retirement of Hugo Lloris from International football, Kylian Mbappe has been named the captain of the France senior national team.
According to a source close to the team, Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe, 24, agreed to captain the France national team after the proposal was thrown at him by coach Didier Deschamps on Monday.
Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris brought an end to his international career in January after losing the World Cup final a month earlier.
Lloris, 36, had been skipper for more than a decade.
Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann was named vice-captain after Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane also hung up his boots following the defeat to Argentina in December
Mbappe, who has played 66 times for his country, had been heavily linked with the role for weeks and scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final loss after helping Les Bleus to the title in 2018.
The former Monaco attacker is vice-captain at PSG behind Brazil’s Marquinhos and led the side in the defender’s absence during Sunday’s loss to Rennes.
His first game as captain will be Friday’s Euro 2024 qualifier against the Netherlands at the Stade de France.