Lacazette and Martial Fail to Make France Squad, Payet Ruled Out by Injury

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Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial have been left out of France’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Dimitri Payet misses the tournament through injury.

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Deschamps-Elysees: A Troubled Road to the Euro 2016 Final

Didier Deschamps

The former Nantes, Marseille and Juventus midfielder hasn’t had an easy ride during his time as Les Blues coach. From dressing room exiles to allegations of racism, injuries to non-starters, there has rarely been a dull moment in the French dug-out. 

The Panenka looks at the big decisions the 47-year-old coach has had to make at Euro 2016.
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Euro 2016 Team Preview: France

France's Pogba celebrates with team mates after scoring against Portugal during their friendly soccer match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis

As host nation France will be under immense pressure to put on a show. After winning the tournament back in 2000 and losing in the World Cup final to Italy on penalties in 2006, France have been relative sleeping giants on the international stage after some disappointing performances in recent years. Now, Deschamps’ men look to have blooded a squad of new talent including Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane and N’Golo Kante making them tournament favorites.

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