France's only loss in qualifying came at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden in June last year, as the Swedes scored a late goal to beat the French 2-1. Arsenal's Lacazette, who scored both of France's goals in their 2-2 draw with world champions Germany in November, finds himself in the same position. Deschamps stated Marseille's Dimitri Payet might even have been in his 23-man squad had he not aggravated a thigh injury in his club's Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Lyon captain Nabil Fekir's exceptional domestic season earns him a place along with fellow Ligue 1-based talents Florian Thauvin of Marseille and Thomas Lemar of Monaco. Je le répète, j’aime ce club et je suis près à faire des sacrifices pour lui si cela peut le faire grandir encore. You can count on me." Olympique Marseille D. Adrien (Rabiot) suffered from the competition with Pogba, Tolisso and Matuidi,” the coach said.
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards . The French can still call on a strike force of Antoine Griezmann — who scored twice in the Europa League final — Chelsea's Olivier Giroud and Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. Minor mistakes or basic issues of trust? With Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny ruled out of the tournament through injury, PSG youngster Presnel Kimpembe got the nod to be the squad's fourth centre-back.