Hugo Lloris is all set to lead the France national football team once again in the Euro 2020 which will begin on 11th June in Rome. Hugo Lloris is the current captain of both the France national team and Tottenham Hotspur and is renowned for his reflex saves and rapid reactive agility in front of goal. The goalkeeper has been instrumental in France’s recent rise into the top tier of international football and will once again play a key role for them.
Lloris represented his country at the U-18 and U-21 levels before earning his senior debut against Uruguay in 2008. The French goalkeeper has led France to the quarterfinals of both the Euro 2012 and FIFA World Cup 2014.
Under Lloris’ captaincy, France came within a whisker of winning Euro 2016 and finished second before winning the FIFA World Cup 2018. With 124 international appearances, Lloris has surpassed Fabien Barthez as France’s most capped goalkeeper and has captained the team in 98 matches since 2010. This Euro might be the last one for Lloris considering he is 34 years old now and he would be looking to end on a winning note.
France are one of the contenders to win Euro 2020 considering their recent form and the talent within the squad. Despite the fact that Deschamps’ team is loaded with skill, the manager will still rely on Lloris’ leadership and expertise at the Euro.
France have a better squad now than from what they had in 2016, and a tough group will guarantee they are battle-hardened for knockout games. Not many teams have as much as depth as the French squad and this provides Deschamps with plenty of choices.
France national football team’s campaign in Euro 2020
France qualified for Euro 2020 with eight wins from ten games and finishing on top ahead of Turkey, Iceland, Albania, Andorra, and Moldova in the qualifiers table.
They are placed in Group F and will kick off their campaign against Germany on 15th June in Munich followed by a contest against Hungary on 19th June and Portugal on 23rd June in Budapest.