Stupid depth: Lacazette and Martial omitted from France squad

Anthony Martial axed from France World Cup squad on eve of FA Cup final

Deschamps named his 23-man team for the upcoming Russian Federation tournament with the Premier League duo two of the big names to miss out.

Deschamps unveiled the 23-man squad plus 11 standby players in a program aired on TF1 on Thursday evening.

"He was a serious candidate for a place in the 23 but for this kind of injury it's usually three weeks of recovery", said Deschamps. Kylian and Antoine can play in other positions.

Griezmann scored a brace in the Europa League final, and was unsurprisingly chosen for his favorable performance alongside with his striking partner Olivier Giroud.

Anthony Martial, Alexandre Lacazette and Dimitri Payet have all been left out of the France squad for the World Cup.

Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman and Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot are the other high-profile players to miss out.

Back on defensive line, left-back Benjamin Mendy was called up although he featured in few games for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

France are without defender Laurent Koscielny, who suffered a major Achilles injury in Arsenal's Europa League semi-final against Atletico. Les Bleus were drawn alongside Australia, Denmark and Peru in Group C, and are the heavy favourites to advance to the knockout stages.

Prior to their departure for Russia, France will take on Ireland, Italy and the United States in friendlies.

Reserve list: 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 (PSG), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Kurt Zouma (Stoke City - on loan from Chelsea).

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