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France Boss Shocked At Behaviour Of Snubbed World Cup Star

France Boss Shocked At Behaviour Of Snubbed World Cup Star

By Keegan Kruger - May 24, 2018 08:31 AM @KeeganKruger

France manager Didier Deschamps has admitted he is surprised and shocked at the behaviour of one of the country's stars after he was snubbed a place in Les Bleus' 23-man FIFA World Cup squad.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see five France stars who were snubbed for a 2018 World Cup spot.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who was named on the standby list for the competition, reportedly emailed his national team coach to tell him he would not "be able to follow the training programme" set out for him and that he would like to be taken off the reserves list.

Speaking at a media conference on Wednesday, Deschamps confirmed the situation surrounding Rabiot, and admitted he was shocked by the 23-year-old's reaction.

"It was not a letter sent, it was an email that arrived Monday, late afternoon," the France boss said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.  

"I became aware of its content. Of course, Adrien signed it. I called him to have a confirmation that it was he who had sent this email. He did not answer me. I got confirmation from my manager. In the process, I warned my president of the content. I also informed the president of PSG because he is a PSG player.

"I was surprised, of course. I can understand the disappointment, the immense frustration, but to take such a position... we are talking about a young player who, for a while, was in the French group. He excludes himself from the team.

"I dare to hope that through some decisions like this it will allow him to mature, to reflect. I am convinced that he made a huge mistake in taking such a position.

"He refuses his status as a reservist, to follow a programme, and if there was a problem of being called as a substitute. It is his decision he assumes."

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Rabiot made 49 appearances in all competitions for PSG in the 2017/18 season, helping Les Parisiens claim a domestic treble along the way.

Where you surprised by Rabiot's exclusion? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Tekhens Joined: 22 Jun 2014
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Tekhens May 26, 2018 08:58 AM
Favoritism was a determining factor to this whole process. If you compare the performance of Podga and Rabiot. Rabiot is far much better and quality player than Podga. This useless coach will soon regret that he made a big mistake.
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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC May 25, 2018 08:18 AM
It was absolutely wrong to left him behind, he did the right thing to deny to be on standby, because he is a quality player he deserves a call up to represent his national team. That's spot on Rabiot to teach him a very good lesson
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Prayer@k4l Joined: 05 Nov 2017
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Prayer@k4l May 24, 2018 10:56 PM
The coach had no choice but to select 23players,so he did it.The other players must understand n accept that and support their national team.
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Genito13 Joined: 21 Sep 2017
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Genito13 May 24, 2018 04:39 PM
@Ntsimbi08 thats just typical of us, not just in football. @BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 continue reading the comments and you will see what im talking about, not even 1 of them is negetive
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Dmotiv Joined: 13 Apr 2016
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Dmotiv May 24, 2018 04:21 PM
The player did what he felt is right by him and I would have done the same. Being factual on this issue :Rabiot is an exceptional player and has done very well for his club and nation in this past season and now when it's high stakes he is left out. He did it because we all know they're not gonna win the world cup and the coach is prematurely fired I can say. The next coach will call him up and utilize his services. We fail to also understand that player Agents play a vital role when it comes to National team call ups.
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal May 24, 2018 03:39 PM
I want to be part of that 23 Men than cowch snubbes me what the cowch expect me to be a toy boy?
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Mbulaheni sab May 24, 2018 03:17 PM
Give the boy some credit. Why put him as a reservist of he can't make it to the team.
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Qondeni Joined: 05 Jun 2014
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Qondeni May 24, 2018 01:12 PM
How can you play him in the qualifying matches and now that you are playing in the world cup you are putting him in the reserve side,shem I'm not blaming the player couse it shows that the coach was using him.
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 May 24, 2018 12:24 PM
@Genito13 Not all of us member were against Thulani, some of us understood & supported his decison.
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Special*00 Joined: 10 Jan 2016
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Special*00 May 24, 2018 11:29 AM
Played on the qualifiers nw hes nt good enough for the big tournament, well done Rabiot
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Ntsimbi08 Joined: 10 Jan 2013
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Ntsimbi08 May 24, 2018 10:45 AM
@Genito13 well said mate. We jump to protect foreign issues yet we cant protect our own.
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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN May 24, 2018 10:29 AM
This coach has been a problem for players since he came in, Benz deserves a second chance but he continues to overlook the best of France.
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kzorog Joined: 13 Jan 2017
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kzorog May 24, 2018 10:27 AM
Even anthony martial suppose to be in the first team don't knw y dey left him...um not france fan bt dat guy i amazing on the field
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kzorog May 24, 2018 10:23 AM
Well done boy...n dey won't make it last 8 is too far
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 May 24, 2018 10:23 AM
I fully support all the snubbed players, Didier Deschamps has been a problem & ill treated a lot of players since he became Les Bleus manager & he deserves every insult coming his way.
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alizebucs1986 May 24, 2018 10:06 AM
I would have done the same thing,if u need him select him instead of making him a Reserve
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Genito13 Joined: 21 Sep 2017
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Genito13 May 24, 2018 09:46 AM
Double standards elapha, we are applauding this when its done by European players but when our own thulani Serero did the same thing he was attacked from all angles, like i said, double standards
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Pirates_999 May 24, 2018 09:16 AM
Good young man, you must never settle for less no matter what happen you know your values
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sikadea Joined: 27 May 2015
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sikadea May 24, 2018 09:03 AM
I AM 100% BEHIND RABIOT, HOW CAN THIS DISCHAMPS LEAVE EXPERIENCED GUYS LIKE THESE? THEY CAN EVEN BEAT THE TEAM FOR WORLD CUP.
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LukzBucz Joined: 13 Aug 2015
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LukzBucz May 24, 2018 09:02 AM
But Rabiot and Coman coach??u got it all wrong leaving out those two

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