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Deschamps to keep Lloris as captain

France coach Didier Deschamps has clearly stated his intention to keep Hugo Lloris as his captain for the 2014 World Cup.

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Hugo Lloris will lead from the back in Brazil.

Lloris, 27, was installed as Les Bleus' leader by Deschamps' predecessor Laurent Blanc and has kept the armband under the new regime. However, the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper was seen as a default choice with no suitable outfield candidate available.

Despite questions over Lloris' suitability for the role, Deschamps told Nice Matin he remains convinced the former Nice and Lyon goalkeeper is the ideal man to lead his country onto the pitch in Brazil.

"I don't have any reason to change today. He was captain under Laurent Blanc. He is also with me. Hugo is captain because he is exemplary," he said.

"He takes on the role well, even if his position means that his preparation is different on matchday. Hugo is admired and respected within the squad. He has his character, he doesn't say much, I'll give you that. But when he has something to say or a message to get across, he does it."

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