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France Announce Squad For Clash With England, Snub Eight Stars

France have announced their 26-man squad for their clash with England, but eight stars, including a Manchester United player, were snubbed!

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

The 2016 UEFA European Championship finalists will face England and Paraguay in friendlies, and also play a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sweden, in June.

The European giants lead their World Cup qualification group with 13 points and are three ahead of Sweden, but have won only one of their past three international matches.

Manager Didier Deschamps called up a strong squad that features some experienced players, such as Laurent Koscielny and Hugo Lloris, as well as France's next generation, including Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe.

Here is France's 26-man squad in full:

Keepers: Alphonse Areola (PSG), Benoit Costil (Rennes), Hugo Lloris (Spurs)

Defenders: Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Benjamin Mendy (Monaco), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Lucas Digne (Barcelona), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (PSG), Moussa Sissoko (Spurs), Corentin Tolisso (Lyon)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (BVB), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Monaco), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

Read: 14 Stars Snubbed For Germany's Confed Cup Squad

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema remained out of Deschamps' reckoning, and is one of several France internationals who could feel hard done by following their omissions from the squad.

What do you think of France's latest squad? Have your say in the comments section below.

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