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France’s New World Cup Jerseys Mark A Bold Break With Tradition For Les Bleus

France will be among the tournament favorites in Russia, and here’s how they’ll be outfitted at this summer’s World Cup.

In Antoine Griezmann, Alex Lacazette, Anthony Martial, Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet, Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Kylian Mbappe, Kevin Gameiro and the ostracized Karim Benzema, France possess 10 forwards that, if hypothetically American, would waltz into the discussion of the greatest U.S. attacker of all-time. 

It’s an embarrassment of attacking riches, especially when coupled with the dreamy midfield play of players like Paul Pogba, Thomas Lemar, Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso. 

The pressure of hosting Euro 2016 seemed to stifle some of the attacking verve of Les Bleus (apart from Griezmann), but the world’s ninth-ranked side will approach Russia as one of the favorites after a quarterfinal showing in 2014.

Grouped alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark (three nations that each required a playoff to reach the finals), France should play the entertainers in Group C. 

The latest leaks of the France 2018 World Cup jersey (both home and away) have an aesthetic designed to match that promise of good times. 

France 2018 World Cup jersey

The French aren't known for wearing bold colorways. Photo: @IsidroAvila | Twitter

France 2018 World Cup jersey

Jean-Paul Sartre never wore a shirt like this. Photo: @IsidroAvila | Twitter

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France 2018 World Cup jersey

I like this one, it's got some R10 flavor. Photo: @IsidroAvila | Twitter

France 2018 World Cup jersey

Les Tricolores will be looking good. Photo: @IsidroAvila | Twitter

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