Paul Pogba Named to France's Full 2018 World Cup Provisional Squad Roster

Only Mbappe has made the World Cup squad from this trio.                     Image DPA  PA Images

Only Mbappe has made the World Cup squad from this trio. Image DPA PA Images

However, Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette has to settle for a place as one of 11 players on a standby list, who could be called up in the event of injuries.

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette miss out on a place in France's squad for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Dimitri Payet, who was injured as Marseille lost Wednesday's Europa League final to Atletico Madrid, is also a notable omission as is Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman.

Payet finally missed out his chance of shining in Russian Federation, as Deschamps feared a risk of relapse of the injury despite a three-week recovery.

Elsewhere, Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy was called up despite having hardly featured for Pep Guardiola's side since returning from a serious knee injury.

Les Bleus' squad includes the likes of Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, among many other talented players.

Former Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City midfielder Steven N'Zonzi is included, while former Newcastle United forward Florian Thauvin and ex-Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, who are both now at Marseille, also make the cut. "I have put my faith in players who have responded to that, and the squad comes before everything else", Deschamps said.

France are in Group C alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark.

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.

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