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France name final 23 man squad for 2018 Russia World Cup

France name final 23 man squad for 2018 Russia World Cup

- Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial have both been left out of France 23 man squad for Russia 2018

- Martial failed to impress Jose Mourinho at Manchester United and was unable to get regular playing time at Old Trafford

- Lacazette on the hand was unable to guide Arsenal to the final of the Europa League which was won by Atletico Madrid

France have named their final 23 man squad for their campaign at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in which Manchester United striker Anthony Martial was snubbed.

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette was also omitted from the final squad as Les Bleus face a tricky group that includes Australia, Denmark, and Peru.

Despite an injury-ravaged season, Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy made the final 23 man list as well as Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba according to UK Sun.

Martial and Lacazette appear to have paid the price for their inconsistent club form, with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger failing to give either a lengthy run of starts.

See the full list below

Goalkeepers: Alphone Areola (Paris St Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St Germain), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Adil Rami (Marseille), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris St Germain), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

Reserves: Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Benoit Costil (Bordeaux), Mathieu Debuchy (Saint Etienne), Lucas Digne (Barcelona), Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Paris St Germain), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea).

Last season, Anthony Martial scored just 11 goals in 44 outings with United’s boss starting him in just 18 Premier League games.

He has been linked with a move to many clubs and the Frenchman is expected to leave Manchester United this summer.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Spanish giants Barcelona reportedly joined the race to sign Manchester United striker Anthony Martial at the end of the season.

At the just concluded season, Anthony Martial failed to hold down a starting line up at Old Trafford, and he wants to leave so as for him to get the chance of going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

But unfortunately for him, he has been left out of France's final 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup.

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