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France squad announced | Giroud, Martial slated to start


France boss Didier Deschamps has named his 26-man squad for upcoming friendly games and UEFA Nations League games against Finland, Portugal and Sweden.

Les Bleus currently sit second in their group with 10 points from four games. They go into November’s clashes from the back of a 7-1 friendly win against Ukraine, a 0-0 draw with Portugal and a 2-1 win against Croatia in October.

Notable absentees from the squad include RB Leipzig center back Dayot Upamecano and Rennes winger Eduardo Camavinga who became the youngest senior France international since 1914 when he came on as a substitute against Croatia.

The youngsters from African descent impressed in last month’s games and would be hoping to make a swift comeback to the national team fold.

Also missing from the squad is Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele who returned to action last month after almost a year on the sidelines.

Full France squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mike Maignan (Lille), Benoît Costil (Bordeaux)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Clément Lenglet (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)

Midfielders: N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Steven N’Zonzi (Rennes), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Attackers: Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Nabil Fékir (Real Betis), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Marcus Thuram (Gladbach)


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