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12 Stars Snubbed For France's World Cup Squad

12 Stars Snubbed For France's 2018 FIFA World Cup Squad

By Kurt Buckerfield - May 18, 2018 12:25 PM @KurtLaduma

France boss Didier Deschamps named his 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, and caused a massive stir when he snubbed these 12 stars, including a Manchester United winger.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see 12 players who were left out of France's World Cup squad.

There were loads of talking points following Deschamps' squad announcement on Thursday, especially after he left out highly rated United attacker Anthony Martial, who many believe deserved a spot in the side.

The 22-year-old endured a difficult season under Jose Mourinho in England, much like Karim Benzema at Real Madrid, who was unlikely to make the team anyway. The striker has not played for France since 2015.

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette was left out of the manager's plans, as was Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, who has been capped 15 times for Les Bleus.

Sevilla's Wissam Ben Yedder and Atletico Madrid's Kevin Gameiro were also overlooked by Deschamps, along with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who has previously been a favourite under the French boss.

A big surprise exclusion was Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot, while Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte was once again left out.

The 23-year-old is yet to make a single appearance for the French national team, and many thought that Laurent Koscielny's injury was his opening into the side.

Defenders Lucas Digne and Layvin Kurzawa were also snubbed by Deschamps, as was FC Girondins Bordeaux goalkeeper Benoit Costil.

France Announce World Cup Squad

France begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on 16 June, before playing Peru on 21 June and then Denmark five days later.

Do you think any of these players should have made the France squad for the World Cup? Let us know in the comments section below.


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lopi Joined: 02 Nov 2014
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Ntsunda 12 May 21, 2018 11:23 PM
I blame Mourinho for Martial's omission
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No badges available May 18, 2018 05:35 PM
Morinho is the reason why Martial has been snubbed, he is not giving the player enough game time hence the drop on form for the young player. Let him leave Man U and get his form back, he will be back with his National Team, age is still on his side.
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Matt93 May 18, 2018 04:08 PM
There is too much talent in France Even dimitri payet was left out.
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lulikho May 18, 2018 02:15 PM
Rabiot & Lacazet...
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waronatjie May 18, 2018 01:06 PM
still feel rabiot and laporte should be include for adil rami andthauvin
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alizebucs1986 May 18, 2018 12:58 PM
Cowditor so according to you,who should have been left out? Remember only 23 can b selected
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Genito13 May 18, 2018 12:50 PM
i dont know why Rabiot and Kurzawa were snubbed, yahlala le coach ye France

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