France s forward #10 Kylian Mbappe (R) celebrates with France s goalkeeper #01 Hugo Lloris after they won the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between England and France at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha. - France s head coach Didier Deschamps named Paris Saint-Germain s French forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, new captain of Les Bleus according to a source close to the French team, on March 20, 2023. AFP
Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe, 24, 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.
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, 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.
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