Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris is a regular for France, but should he keep his position for the World Cup?

France warmed up for the World Cup with an impressive win over hosts Russia.

A brace from Kylian Mbappe helped Les Bleus to a 3-1 victory, with the visitors denied a clean sheet by Fyodor Smolov.

Smolov’s goal was casually stroked in from inside the penalty box, and beat goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at his near post.

Lloris has been a regular for France ever since Didier Deschamps took over in 2012.

He has not had the best season for Tottenham, and French fans have noticed that he has not been at the top of his game.

Lloris conceded three goals at the weekend against Colombia, and this was another failure to keep a clean sheet.









Barring a calamity between now and June, Lloris is likely to retain his place for the World Cup.

Steve Mandanda is a popular alternative in France and he is enjoying a fine season at Marseille.

Lloris though is trusted fully by Didier Deschamps, and the French manager’s loyalty to his goalkeeper will likely prevent a knee jerk reaction.

Tottenham fans will simply want to see to see the goalkeeper back to top form ahead of a crucial month.

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