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France squad look in high morale as squad numbers are released ahead of World Cup

FRANCE'S World Cup stars got together at their training base in Clairefontaine with preparations for the World Cup well underway.

Arriving in their usual questionable attire, the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe were put through their paces on the training pitch.

 Kylian Mbappe was mobbed in training by his team-mates

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Kylian Mbappe was mobbed in training by his team-mates

A side riddled with talent, the French are one of the tournament favourites to be crowned world champions when the tournament ends in July.

Morale among the French group has been questioned in the past but they appear to be a close-knit bunch as they laughed and joked in training.

Wonderkid Mbappe appeared to hit the net again before being mobbed by his team-mates.

The Paris Saint-Germain ace then wrestled with Paul Pogba on the ground with the pair cracking up.

 Morale in the camp looked high as they prepare to jet off to Russia

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Morale in the camp looked high as they prepare to jet off to Russia
 Mbappe and Paul Pogba wrestle on the ground with smiles on their faces

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Mbappe and Paul Pogba wrestle on the ground with smiles on their faces

They showed glimpses of their ability against the Italians with Samuel Umtiti, Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele on target in the 3-1 win.

Didier Deschamps' side will have one more warm-up game against USA on Saturday before they face Australia in their group opener.

The French boss will already have a good idea of his starting XI ahead of the first match with star man Griezmann handed the No7 shirt.

 France head to Russia as one of the tournament favourites

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France head to Russia as one of the tournament favourites
 Antoine Griezmann is set to spearhead France's attack at the World Cup

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Antoine Griezmann is set to spearhead France's attack at the World Cup
 Youngster Kylian Mbappe arrives with France's World Cup prep well underway

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Youngster Kylian Mbappe arrives with France's World Cup prep well underway

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been given the No9 shirt with Paul Pogba wearing the No6.

The Manchester United man will be instrumental if France are to go far in the tournament.

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But he didn't enjoy his finest appearance in a France shirt in Friday's win despite playing in a preferred role in a three-man midfield.

He was previously dropped by Deschamps for the friendly defeat by Colombia in March.

 Question marks were raised over Paul Pogba's performance against Italy

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Question marks were raised over Paul Pogba's performance against Italy
 Presnel Kimpembe was one of the France players turning up in questionable attire

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Presnel Kimpembe was one of the France players turning up in questionable attire
 Benjamin Mendy looked in good spirits donning a lime green tracksuit

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Benjamin Mendy looked in good spirits donning a lime green tracksuit

France's World Cup squad numbers

Hugo Lloris - 1

Benjamin Pavard - 2

Presnel Kimpembe - 3

Raphael Varane - 4

Samuel Umtiti - 5

Paul Pogba - 6

Antoine Griezmann - 7

Thomas Lemar - 8

Olivier Giroud - 9

Kylian Mbappe - 10

Ousmane Dembele - 11

Corentin Tolisso - 12

N'Golo Kante - 13

Blaise Matuidi - 14

Steven N'Zonzi - 15

Steve Mandanda - 16

Adil Rami - 17

Nabil Fekir - 18

Djibril Sidibe - 19

Florian Thauvin - 20

Lucas Hernandez - 21

Benjamin Mendy - 22

Alphonse Areola - 23

 France will play USA in their last warm-up match before jetting off to Russia

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France will play USA in their last warm-up match before jetting off to Russia
 France remain one of four strong favourites to win in Russia

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France remain one of four strong favourites to win in Russia
France manager Didier Deschamps is certain that Zinedine Zidane will take charge of the national team one day

But the gaffer insists he's still indispensable despite his performance against Italy.

He said: "Not everything was successful, but he helped the team to be well organised.

“I don’t question Paul’s potential. If I called him up, it’s because he’s indispensable for me."

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