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France Announce Squad For Clash With England, Snub Eight Stars

France Announce Squad For Clash With England, Snub Eight Stars

By David Kappel - May 18, 2017 06:00 PM @kappilinho

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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lopi Joined: 02 Nov 2014
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lopi May 23, 2017 12:46 PM
wow such depth
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Pogba15 May 22, 2017 12:39 PM
I celebrate with you Ronaldo
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muhyadiin8 May 22, 2017 10:49 AM
Yoh these are wat u call pure quality
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muhyadiin8 May 22, 2017 10:47 AM
Yoh what a talant group of young players what these boys kylian mbabbe from monaco,ngolo kante from chelsea, ousmane dembele from BVB and bogba yes bogba is strugling at manchester united but when u mix him with these pure c of playes he wl do wonders but the suppose to select kerim benzema from real madrid
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Masiza. Benjamin 2@gmail.com May 20, 2017 09:58 PM
@Mzi4Pool especially Paul Pogba not a value for money..not delivering as expected at MU
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Mzi4Pool May 20, 2017 02:38 PM
Just big names nothing special about these cows
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stukza.m May 20, 2017 01:37 PM
@Wisemanbee tehy believe in talent not colour of the skin. big up to france couch
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sledge4khosi May 20, 2017 12:04 PM
@Jesus pure cow dat book uefa final fo Madrid,clearly u dnt knw yo futbal
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sledge4khosi May 20, 2017 12:01 PM
No benzema again
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Pulevanbucs May 20, 2017 06:33 AM
Futbal is abt growin up, n havin enough balz to change de squard, axing the so called big names.... tryin those underated plyrz
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sihledza06@gmail.com May 19, 2017 09:02 PM
kante payer umtiti
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Lidz@kcfc.com May 19, 2017 01:10 PM
France hv got vry gud strikers tjo i wanda y they cnt score 3 atleast per game
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vmmaholo@gmail.com May 19, 2017 11:32 AM
England will loose
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Jesus May 19, 2017 10:53 AM
Benzema is a pure cow qha ke.
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amuluks7 May 19, 2017 08:59 AM
strong squad,i am just suprised about benzemas omission
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dumisani85@in.com May 19, 2017 08:36 AM
France is full of Africans...... they mst be ashamed dat they leave their natives countries of birth for their adoptive European country.
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MR E May 19, 2017 07:21 AM
France has a good squad they can win world cup next season.
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thabiso mabena May 19, 2017 12:46 AM
Only 4 whites..France was to be in Africa in fact
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@McCoora May 19, 2017 12:45 AM
Finally he got rid of this headless chicken who plays in Mexico wearing number10(Andre Pierre Gignac)
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Wisemanbee May 19, 2017 12:27 AM
African IV

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