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France Euros Odds: Les Bleus 4/1 for glory

France head coach Didier Deschamps has named a 25-man squad for this summer's Euros, with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and the recalled N'Golo Kante looking to lead them to glory.

Les Bleus are among the favourites at 4/1 to go on and lift the trophy for the third time and that would go some way to banishing the memories of their penalty shootout defeat to Argentina at the 2022 World Cup.

Deschamps' side have been handed a tough draw at the Euros after being placed in Group D alongside Poland, the Netherlands and Austria and they will open their campaign against the latter of those sides in Dusseldorf on 17th June.

France Euro 2024 odds

  • To Win Outright - 4/1

  • To Reach Final - 6/4

  • To Reach Semi-Final - 4/7

  • To Reach Quarter-Final - 1/6

  • Group Betting (Win Group D) - 8/15

  • Group Qualification (Yes) - 1/20

  • Group Qualification (No) - 10/1

Mbappe to lead star-studded squad

Since being crowned Euro champions for the second time in 2000, France have only once made it beyond the quarter-finals and that was when they hosted the competition in 2016 and lost the final to Portugal.

Over the last 24 years, there has been plenty of expectation that Les Bleus would be able to add a third European title - belief that was fuelled further by their World Cup success of 2018 - and once again there is a hope that they can go all the way in Germany.

That hope is certainly raised when you look at the 25-man squad Deschamps has named for the finals, a travelling party that will be led by captain Mbappe, who was the top scorer at the last World Cup, netting eight times, including a hat-trick in the final defeat to Argentina.

Deschamps will be hoping Mbappe's mind is not distracted by his upcoming departure from Paris Saint-Germain, with his long-anticipated move to Real Madrid potentially being confirmed before or even during the Euros.

Mbappe is not the only star within the France squad, with Atletico ace Griezmann and the country's all-time record scorer Olivier Giroud also providing plenty of firepower, while in defence, Arsenal's William Saliba will be supported by the likes of Ibrahima Konate of Liverpool and Bayern Munich's Dayot Upamecano.

Surprise recall for Kante

In midfield, France are also awash with talent, with Real Madrid pair Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga set to play major roles, as could PSG teenager Warren Zaire-Emery.

That youthful trio are ones for the future as well as the present, but perhaps the biggest surprise when Deschamps announced his squad was the inclusion of former Chelsea ace Kante, who has earned a recall after almost two years in the international wilderness.

Kante, who played a key role in France's 2018 World Cup success, has not featured for his country since June 2022 and it appeared his days on the international stage were over following injury issues and his move to the Saudi Pro League with Al-Ittihad last year.

However, the now 33-year-old has been impressing in the Middle East, so much so that Deschamps has opted to recall him and has said his "experience" could prove key.

Barcola in, but no room for Olise 

The only uncapped player in Deschamps' squad is winger Bradley Barcola, who has caught the eye during his debut season with PSG.

There had been suggestions that in-form Crystal Palace star Michael Olise could earn a first senior call up, but the London-born winger has been overlooked by the country he has represented seven times at under-21 level.

Other notable absentees from the squad include Chelsea forward Christopher Nkunku, who has endured an injury-hit first season at Stamford Bridge, Aston Villa's Moussa Diaby and former Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.

France's Euro 2024 prospects

France have reached the final of three of the last four major tournaments, the only exception coming when they were beaten on penalties by Switzerland at the round of 16 stage of Euro 2020.

Realistically a run to the final of this summer's tournament will be the minimum requirement once again, given the talent at Deschamps' disposal, and it is 6/4 France make it to the showpiece game.

However, after their defeats in the final of Euro 2016 and the last World Cup, winning has to be the ultimate aim for Les Bleus, who are 4/1 to lift the trophy - only 3/1 England have shorter odds.

It of course will not be easy for France, who have plenty of potential pitfalls to overcome in the group stage alone when they take on Austria, the Netherlands and Poland.

Winning the group would see them face the runners up in Group F - most likely Turkey or the Czech Republic - in the round of 16 and either of those opponents would represent a winnable contest.

From there, Belgium could be Les Bleus' quarter-final opposition, the kind of tricky test to be expected in the latter stages of the Euros.

However, France should fear no one this summer and are expected to be there or thereabouts come the business end of the tournament.

All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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