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France Announce Squad For WC Qualifiers, Snub Seven Stars

France Announce Squad For WC Qualifiers, Snub Seven Stars

By David Kappel - Sep 28, 2017 02:18 PM @kappilinho

France boss Didier Deschamps has announced his 24-man squad for their upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers, snubbing seven stars, including a Real Madrid striker and a Manchester United star.

Click through the gallery above to see seven stars who did not make France's latest squad.

The 2016 UEFA European Championship finalists will face Bulgaria on 7 October before hosting Belarus four days later.

Deschamps' side is currently first in Group A with 17 points, one ahead of second-placed Sweden.

The French coach has not changed his stance on snubbing Real's Karim Benzema following his involvement in the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape scandal in 2015, while Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele are both sidelined due to injury.

Here is France's complete squad, as announced by the French FA's official Twitter account:

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (PSG), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Lucas Digne (Barcelona), Layvin Kurzawa (PSG)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Adrien Rabiot (PSG), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Dimitri Payet (Marseille)

Read: Henry: There Is Only One World Class Striker In The EPL

Do you think France will be one of the favourites to lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Matt93 Joined: 07 Apr 2015
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Matt93 Oct 04, 2017 12:53 PM
Martial lol...benzema nah
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yanga kokstad Joined: 26 Feb 2017
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yanga kokstad Oct 02, 2017 03:39 PM
Mxxm this coach mara how he leave behind the mighty marshal he derserve to be there
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Melizwe17@K4L Sep 30, 2017 11:01 AM
Martial deserves a place in that squad
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mitchvich Sep 30, 2017 06:14 AM
@Zugo48 they're waiting for a copy and paste.
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Ronaldinho 10 Sep 29, 2017 10:16 PM
@Lebohang khumalo because of injury neh pogba is a important player for France bro
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Lebohang khumalo Sep 29, 2017 10:06 PM
Poor Pogba couldn't make it
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Phikza Sep 29, 2017 07:43 PM
Eish for Pogba...
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kolekile@Sihlitha Sep 29, 2017 06:39 PM
Paul *Dab* Pogba is not available eish
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SERIPE Sep 29, 2017 04:54 PM
Definetly yes
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MR E Sep 29, 2017 04:09 PM
Martial is better than payet
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jijinho Sep 29, 2017 03:25 PM
Paul is injured eish
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MASTER BUCS Sep 29, 2017 01:47 PM
Where's Anthony Martial the man of the moment?
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Bakho10 Sep 29, 2017 09:13 AM
How can this coach leave behind Bokayoko
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Bakho10 Sep 29, 2017 09:12 AM
How can leave behind Bokayoko
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Zugo48 Sep 29, 2017 07:06 AM
Soccerladuma is lazy kodwa...its been all over the media that Sergio Aguero has been involved in a car accident in Amsterdam this morning but...my Soccerladuma will report that Afternoon...mxm.
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Kgaogelo91 Sep 29, 2017 04:45 AM
Trouble
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Kgaogelo91 Sep 29, 2017 04:45 AM
Trouble
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djshepzaro Sep 29, 2017 01:22 AM
Martial?
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@McCoora Sep 28, 2017 11:49 PM
At last he got rid of that headless chicken number 10 Gignac,that guy is useless. France has a strong squad that can challenge for a World Cup
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mosville Sep 28, 2017 10:08 PM
Martial ....?

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