France coach Deschamps explains World Cup rejection for Lacazette, Martial

18 May, 2018, 17:13 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette have missed out

However, there was incredible competition for places in France's attacking squad and Deschamps has instead opted for Griezmann - a diminutive speedster - and Giroud - a tall target-man - to lead the line for France in Russian Federation.

Bayern Munich winger Coman is on the reserves list, along with Rabiot, Martial and Lacazette, but Payet is out entirely after the Marseille captain was injured in Thursday's Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid in Lyon.

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.

Another striker, Payet's team-mate Florian Thauvin, who has excelled in the south of France after an unhappy spell at Newcastle, will also go to Russian Federation. Man City left back Benjamin Mendy recovered in time from a long-term knee injury to make the squad, but club teammate Aymeric Laporte was among the talented players who will not be making the trip to Russian Federation.

"It always seems impossible until it's done", wrote Mendy on Twitter.

Karim Benzema (1st R) of France celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal with his teammates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

Les Bleus - who take on Australia, Denmark and Peru in Group C - begin their training camp on May 23, with only Varane missing out on the start as he will play in the Champions League final for Real Madrid three days later.

Sadio Mane headlines a strong-looking Senegal squad
Sadio Mane headlines a strong-looking Senegal squad

Yesterday evening, Didier Deschamps released a list of 23 players he will be taking with him to Russian Federation, with 11 others being held on a standby as back-up options if an injury occurs.

Laurent Koscielny was another French player set to miss out on World Cup following his Achilles injury.

'I have had these two players in several situations, as starters and substitutes.

He told reporters: 'They were good against Germany, but the whole team were.

The obvious stumbling block would be United's refusal to sell to a rival or Martial's desire to leave Old Trafford, though the latter now could be enhanced following his absence from France's World Cup squad.

Before heading to Russian Federation, they will play three home friendlies, starting against the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France on May 28.


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