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Last Updated May 18 2018, 12:27Football
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).

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