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France Announce First Squad Since World Cup Glory

France manager Didier Deschamps, who helped guide Les Bleus to their 2018 FIFA World Cup triumph in Russia, has announced his 23-man squad for their UEFA Nations League matches next month. Many top stars were snubbed once again!

Click through the gallery above to see some players who were snubbed for France's latest team.

Les Bleus, who beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final last month, will go up against Germany on 6 September in the UEFA Nations League, and will then take on the Netherlands three days later.

Deschamps has picked his latest squad since their incredible World Cup campaign, with only one change from the team he took to Russia. Bodeaux's Benoit Costil has replaced Steve Mandanda as an option in goal. 

The likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Anthony Martial and Aymeric Laporte were overlooked by the manager, while Dimitri Payet is still injured. 

Here is France's latest 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Benoit Costil (Bordeaux), Alphonse Areola (PSG)

Defenders: Djibril Sidibe (AS Monaco), Adil Rami (Marseille), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea FC), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N'Zonzi (Roma), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid)

Attackers: Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea FC), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

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Do you think this France squad will carry on being successful? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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