Most Read Football

Champions League review: A night to forget for Manchester City1

Man City lose, Man United cruise

Man City in shock defeat, Paul Pogba helps Man United to victory and a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo - all in a review of Wednesday's European action.

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks down in tears after being sent off2

Ronaldo sent off for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo could miss an expected return to Old Trafford with Juventus after being sent off for the first time in his Champions League career.

Our best bets for the latest round of Europa League games3

Europa League betting preview

The Europa League kicks off on Thursday with Chelsea and Arsenal fancied for success. Tom Carnduff picks out his best bets.

Middlesbrough players celebrate Britt Assombalonga's goal in the Sky Bet Championship4

Sky Bet Championship round-up

Middlesbrough keep up the pace and QPR carry on their recent resurgence, in our review of Wednesday's action in the second tier.

Simon Grayson is our guest for the latest Sporting Life Sky Bet EFL Championship podcast5

LISTEN: Sky Bet Championship Podcast

Ex Leeds, Preston, Sunderland and Bradford boss Simon Grayson joins our podcast to discuss what life is like for managers in the Sky Bet EFL Championship.

France squad for the World Cup selected

Football
Anthony Martial shows his frustration
Anthony Martial shows his frustration

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette have both been left out of France's World Cup squad.

The Premier League pair were not in the 23-man group announced by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday night.

Instead they were included on an 11-strong standby list for the tournament in Russia.

Marseille's former West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet has also been omitted. He went off injured in Marseille's Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been included in the squad, along with team-mate N'Golo Kante, while Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy and United midfielder Paul Pogba are the other England-based players in the party.

Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman is another big name who has to be content with a place on the standby list, alongside the likes of Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko, Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho and Kurt Zouma, on loan at Stoke from Chelsea.

France's World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (PSG), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

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

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

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

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

Follow Sporting Life on social media - find us on Facebook here or tweet @SportingLife

Related football links

Most Read Football

Champions League review: A night to forget for Manchester City1

Man City lose, Man United cruise

Man City in shock defeat, Paul Pogba helps Man United to victory and a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo - all in a review of Wednesday's European action.

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks down in tears after being sent off2

Ronaldo sent off for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo could miss an expected return to Old Trafford with Juventus after being sent off for the first time in his Champions League career.

Our best bets for the latest round of Europa League games3

Europa League betting preview

The Europa League kicks off on Thursday with Chelsea and Arsenal fancied for success. Tom Carnduff picks out his best bets.

Middlesbrough players celebrate Britt Assombalonga's goal in the Sky Bet Championship4

Sky Bet Championship round-up

Middlesbrough keep up the pace and QPR carry on their recent resurgence, in our review of Wednesday's action in the second tier.

Simon Grayson is our guest for the latest Sporting Life Sky Bet EFL Championship podcast5

LISTEN: Sky Bet Championship Podcast

Ex Leeds, Preston, Sunderland and Bradford boss Simon Grayson joins our podcast to discuss what life is like for managers in the Sky Bet EFL Championship.

Football Tips

Our best bets for the latest round of Europa League games

Europa League betting preview

The Europa League kicks off on Thursday with Chelsea and Arsenal fancied for success. Tom Carnduff picks out his best bets.

We're backing a Bundesliga side for success in the Europa League this season

Europa League outright preview

Arsenal and Chelsea may find themselves as favourites for Europa League glory this season, but Tom Carnduff is looking elsewhere.

Horses parade in the sun at Sandown Park

Sporting Life: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in September 2018.