Didier Deschamp has named French team for Fifa World Cup 2018 in Russia and there is no space for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazatte or Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.
Manchester United Ahead Anthony Martial and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette have been left from the France squad for World Cup in Russia. Lacazette, 26, won the final of his 16 caps at a 2-2 friendly draw with Germany in November.
Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet also overlooks. The former West Ham player, 31, went off wounded throughout the Europa League final defeat by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, even though he was likewise not included in director Didier Deschamps’ preceding squad.
Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy is among five Premier League players selected, with just returned to action in April after almost seven weeks out with a knee injury.
“Players have repaid my faith and I put the group above everything,” Deschamps said.
Former Blackburn and Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi are comprised, together with the Sevilla participant having made two France appearancess, while former Newcastle forward Florian Thauvin along with ex-Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, that are both currently at Marseille, also make the cut.
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Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris anticipated to skipper the side with Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. Liverpool goal Nabil Fekir has also been contained following a wonderful season for Lyon – producing up among 23 players in the group.
Deschamps will rely upon a strike force of Antoine Griezmann, who scored two at the Europa League closing, Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud and Paris St Germain ahead Kylian Mbappe. Barcelona Ousmane Dembele will also help les bleu to crown world cup title.
“He was a serious candidate for a place in the 23 but for this kind of injury it’s usually three weeks of recovery”. Deschamps Said on Payet Muscle Injury.
“And there is a risk of hurting yourself again with this kind of injury and I must give my final list to FIFA on June 4.
The two Martial and Lacazette are on the standby list of all 11 players, which also contains Crystal Palace centre-back Mamadou Sakho, Chelsea shield Kurt Zouma, and Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
As anticipated, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema isn’t in the group after being snubbed because being included in a gender tape-blackmail scandal at 2015.
Bayern Munich forwards Kingsley Coman and Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot would be other high-profile ballers to overlook.
“Like every time, some players will play, others will not play at all. The most important thing is the life of the group,” Deschamps said.
The two Martial and Lacazette are called as among 11 reservations — combined with Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho, Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma and Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko with Mathieu Debuchy.
France is without protector Laurent Koscielny, who endured a major Achilles accident in Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final against Atletico.
Les Bleus are among the favorites such as Russia 2018, however, face a catchy group that includes Australia, Denmark, and Peru.
FRENCH TEAM FOR FIFA WORLD CUP 2018
Alphone Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda.
Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Pavard, Benjamin Mendy, Djibril Sidibe, Adil Rami, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane.
Blaise Matuidi, N’Golo Kante, Steven N’Zonzi, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso.
Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir, Florian Thauvin, Ousmane Dembele.
Wissam Ben Yedder, Kingsley Coman, Benoit Costil, Mathieu Debuchy, Lucas Digne, Alexandre Lacazette, Anthony Martial, Adrien Rabiot, Mamadou Sakho, Moussa Sissoko, Kurt Zouma.