Lacazette & Martial left out of France World Cup squad

Lacazette & Martial left out of France World Cup squad

Although Mbappe has largely played off the left wing for PSG this season, and Fekir plays a deeper more central attacking midfield role for Lyon, Deschamps is of the belief that both are more capable options as strikers than Lacazette or Martial.

"He was a serious candidate for a place in the 23 but for this kind of injury it's usually three weeks of recovery", Deschamps told reporters.

Payet has been in impressive form with Marseille.

I think there is no point in accumulating multiple players in the same position.' France have three warm-up games ahead of the World Cup - against the Republic of Ireland on May 28, Italy four days later and the United States on June 9.

United boss Jose Mourinho, however, has ben reluctant to let the 22-year-old off the leash so to speak and over the course of the campaign he has made just 18 Premier League starts.

"Steven has technical skills and an imposing height, he plays in the same fashion as N'golo Kante", Deschamps said.

Meanwhile, the French coach has shown a lot of faith in Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy, picking the left back despite his spending the vast majority of the season on the sidelines with a knee injury.

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Jurgen Klopp has described Liverpool's journey to next weekend's Champions League final against Real Madrid as a "crazy ride". The last thing they will want is Cristiano Ronaldo raining on their parade.

Although the severity of his injury is yet to be confirmed, doubts over his fitness and the availability of other players has seen Deschamps leave him at home.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris is expected to start in goal in front of a back line that features La Liga standouts Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane and Lucas Hernandez.

Deschamps also named 11 reserves who won't be joining France's training camp next week but could be called up in case of injury.

Its having the final composition of the team has not found Arsenal forward Alexander Lacazette, winger "Manchester United" Anthony Martial and forward "real" Karim Benzema, whose long-standing conflict with the head coach of the team.

Their defence is also strong, with the likes of Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy and Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti - not to mention ironman midfielder N'golo Kante from Chelsea, who has incredible energy, ball-winning abilities and skills at stopping attacks before they reach the last third.

Karim Benzema is the other notable omission, but the Real Madrid man was never in contention to make the trip as he has effectively retired from worldwide football ever since his infamous "sex-tape scandal" broke.

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