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Deschamps names provisional France squad

France head coach Didier Deschamps has named a 23-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with a few players with little international experience making the cut after successful seasons with their clubs.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial left out of France World Cup squad

Manchester United's Anthony Martial was only among the seven World Cup reserves announced by boss Didier Deschamps on Thursday.

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.

Injured Payet misses out on World Cup, Lacazette omitted

France must cope without in-form Dimitri Payet at the World Cup after the forward was ruled out of due to injury on Thursday and Alexandre Lacazette was omitted from the squad.

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.

Anthony Martial left out of 23-man France World Cup squad

Deschamps places Man United forward on standby along with Alexandre Lacazette

Is this a wolf? He maybe isn't a genius on the ball, but he's very effective in his role. "It's also a question of competition for places in his role. Je suis et je serais le premier supporter des bleus pour cette coupe du monde. The average recovery time for this type of injury is three weeks to be fit. Apps Newsletters Advertise with Us Advertising Guidelines Cookies Terms of Use Privacy All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes.

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.