Khéphren Thuram: the second son of Lilian Thuram in the French team!

The Thuram family is definitely subscribed to the France team.

Khéphren Thuram: the second son of Lilian Thuram in the French team!

The Thuram family is definitely subscribed to the France team. After Lilian, the father and Marcus, the eldest son, here is Khéphren Thuram, the youngest, selected by Didier Deschamps for the meetings of March 2023...

It was expected, it is now confirmed. Khéphren Thuram is part of the list unveiled by Didier Deschamps this Thursday, for the next matches of the France football team. The OGC Nice midfielder, selected for the very first time at 21, joins his brother Marcus Thuram, already in Blue at the last World Cup. the two brothers therefore now walk together in the footsteps of their illustrious father Lilian Thuram, world champion 98.

"I'm not going to say that it's easier or more difficult (to manage). Of course, they can be brothers, but it can be two completely different characters," commented Didier Deschamps at a press conference on March 16, making a comment. parallel with the Hernandez siblings. "Lucas and Theo were in competition for the same position. For Khephren and Marcus, this is not the case. But I remain in a sporting logic, it is neither an advantage nor a disadvantage. It is not something negative. Can it bring positive? For their dad and their mom, it can bring a lot of pride, "played the coach.

If Lilian Thuram has Guadeloupe origins, Khéphren Thuram is Franco-Italian. He was born on March 26, 2001 in Reggio Emilia. At the time his father was still evolving in defense in Parma. His mother Sandra had followed the French champion accompanied by the eldest Marcus. His two respective sons have followed the father's path even if the latter would have "wished they would do other sports", he admitted in an interview with L'Equipe not long ago.

The 1998 world champion cared about the evolution of Khepren who joined INF Clairefontaine and Monaco where he turned professional. In Monaco and in the France U-18 team, his father kept a watchful eye, as Jean-Luc Vannuchi, coach at the time, explained to L'Equipe. "Did Khephren behave well," the ex-Blues captain would have asked before worrying about the football aspect.

In Monaco, he hardly plays. The southern rival, however, watched him closely and the Gym decided to enlist the midfielder in 2019, who has since established himself in the eleven of OGC Nice. It was Thierry Henry who initially started him with Monaco in a Champions League match in November 2018. It was against Atlético de Madrid. When he arrived in Nice, Patrick Viera took over and passed on his knowledge to young Thuram. The latter has risen to prominence year after year and played 16 games in the 2019-20 season, 33 in 2020-2021 and 41 in 2021-2022.

Khéphren Thuram being born in Italy, has Italian origins. His father is also from Guadeloupe.

His parents and older brother were born in the 20th century, while Khéphren was born in the 21st century in 2001. On March 26, he will be 22 years old.

If he does not have the same taste as his father Lilian, Marcus has a more than honorable professional football career by participating in the World Cup final in 2022. Currently a Borussia Monchengladbach player, Khéphren's big brother plays as a striker.

July 8, 1998, Lilian Thuram scored an unexpected brace against Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup and became a liberator. He sent the French football team to the final which he then won. He has an outstanding record and is one of the most capped French players in history with 142 caps.

The versatile Gym midfielder is 1.92m tall, the same as his older brother Marcus Thuram. He also exceeds Lilian Thuram who is 1m82.

Khéphren Thuram's international career is currently taking place in the south of France. Trained at AS Monaco, he then traveled a few kilometers to stay at OGC Nice.

If he has never been called up on Deschamps' list with the A's, Khéphren Thuram will therefore join his brother for the Euro 2024 qualifiers. In the France team since the U-16s, he has been playing so far among the hopefuls with a record of 14 selections and 2 goals.