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Official: France jersey numbers for FIFA World Cup – Benzema #19, Tchouameni gets #8

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The FIFA World Cup is only five days away from kicking off in Qatar and with teams having named their squads already, are now starting to release the kit numbers for the competition.

The French national team, who have three representatives from Real Madrid, have now announced the kit numbers the players will be wearing at the tournament.

Indeed, Karim Benzema, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga have all made it to the France squad for the World Cup in Qatar, with Ferland Mendy being the only exclusion.

And, Benzema will be donning the #19 jersey for Les Bleus at the quadrennial extravaganza in Qatar. While the 34-year-old wears the #9 kit at club level, that number is occupied by AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud for France, leading to him being handed #19.

Meanwhile, Tchouameni will be wearing #8, while Camavinga has been handed the #25 shirt by the reigning world champions. The latter’s inclusion had been a major doubt but injuries to N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba meant that the Real Madrid starlet was named in the roster.

France also have two ex-Real Madrid stars in Raphael Varane and Theo Hernandez who will be wearing #4 and #22 respectively.

Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann will be strutting out in his #7 kit while Kylian Mbappe has the #10 shirt.

France begin their World Cup campaign on November 22 with a game against Australia in Group D, which also consists of Tunisia and Denmark.

The current holders of the World Cup, Didier Deschamps’ side will be hoping to retain the trophy and will have a lot riding on Benzema, who has admittedly recovered from his injury woes.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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