Kylian Mbappe accepted an offer to be France captain.This was after Hugo Lloris retired.
According to AFP ,Mbappe, accepted the proposal after discussions with coach Didier Deschamps earlier in the day.
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.Announcing his retirement, “I’ve decided to end my international career, with the feeling of having given everything,” he said as he confirmed his decision in an interview with L’Équipe.
Further adding that there comes a time when you have to know how to hand over.
“I don’t want to own [the position]. I’ve always said and repeated that the France team doesn’t belong to anyone, and we all have to make sure that this is the case, me first.”
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 24, 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.