Frances final World Cup squad announced

first_imgFrance have announced their final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia with the likes of Karim Benzema  and Alexandre Lacazette surprisingly being omittedBoth forwards have struggled at their respective club this season with Benzema, in particular, struggling to find the back of the net at Real Madrid on a consistent basis with only five goals in 31 La Liga appearances to his name this season.Meanwhile, Lacazette struggled to get to grips with the demands of English football in his first season at Arsenal but he had scored eight goals in his last 10 appearances for the Gunners at the end of his debut campaign.The 26-year-old won the last of his 16 caps for France in a 2-2 friendly draw with Germany in November.Head coach Didier Deschamps has also left out Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, who has struggled to start regularly under Jose Mourinho in his two years in charge at Old Trafford.The 22-year-old did start in France’s 3-1 friendly victory over Russia in March, but it appears he has not done enough to convince Deschamps that he was worthy of a place.Also missing out is Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet, who went off injured during the Europa League final defeat by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.Despite having been out injured for almost the entire campaign, Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy has been included.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…France World Cup Squad:Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (PSG)Defenders: Djibril Sidibé (AS Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Adil Rami (Marseille), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea FC), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Thomas Lemar (AS Monaco)Attackers: Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea FC), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Ousmane Dembélé (FC Barcelona), Nabil Fékir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)Reserves: Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Benoît Costil (Bordeaux), Mathieu Debuchy (St Étienne), Lucas Digne (FC Barcelona), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal FC), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (PSG), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea). (Obtained by GetFootballNewsFrance)last_img

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