Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has drawn level with France legend Lilian Thuram as the nation’s most-capped men’s player by starting for Les Bleus against Poland at the 2022 World Cup on Sunday.
Lloris makes his 142nd senior appearance for France in the last-16 clash, having sat out the 1-0 defeat to Tunisia on Wednesday as coach Didier Deschamps made nine changes for that match.
Deschamps has opted for the same XI which beat Denmark 2-1 in their second match, with Lloris back in as veteran Rennes goalkeeper Steve Mandanda returns to the bench.
Lloris made his full France debut in 2008 and was made first-choice captain in 2012.
The 35-year-old has also been at Tottenham since 2012. He draws level on 142 caps with Thuram, who played for France between 1994 and 2008 and was a part of the 1998 team which won the World Cup.
This is also Lloris’ 17th appearance in a World Cup game, which draws him level with two other 1998 heroes: Fabien Barthez and Thierry Henry.
That is a joint record and one which Lloris will expect to claim outright, along with the most France appearances, if Les Bleus progress to the World Cup quarter-finals.
Midfielder Sandrine Soubeyrand won a record 198 caps for the French women’s team between 1997 and 2013.