In a France squad with so many young guns and bright prospects, Blaise Matuidi brings valuable experience, writes Anthony Barbagallo.
The midfielder was brought in to Juventus for his Champions League and other big tournament knowledge, playing a strong role in their seventh straight Scudetto and fourth consecutive Coppa Italia.
Matuidi can help shepherd the Bleus babies through a difficult group and they face Peru today after a stuttering opener against Australia.
Read the full Matuidi player profile here.
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