World Cup star Kylian Mbappé was named new captain of the French Football team, succeeding goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Thirty-two-year-old Antoine Griezmann will be vice-captain.

The 24-year-old Mbappé will captain France against the Netherlands at Stade de France on Friday when qualifying starts for next year’s European Championship.

France then play Ireland in Dublin on Monday.

Mbappé scored eight goals at last year’s World Cup in Qatar, where he became only the second player to score a hat trick in the final, taking his tally to 36 goals in 66 matches for Les Bleus of which 12 have been scored in World Cups.

France lost on penalty kicks to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Qatar, following a wild 3-3 draw.

This season, Mbappé became French champion Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time leading scorer after overtaking Edinson Cavani and has 202 goals for the club in 250 games.

Lloris and central defender Raphaël Varane, who won the 2018 World Cup alongside Mbappé, announced their retirements from international play after France lost the 2022 final.