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


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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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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