Didier Deschamps has left Premier League stars Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette out of France's squad for the World Cup, with Dimitri Payet, Adrien Rabiot and Kingsley Coman also omitted.
Bayern Munich winger Coman is on the reserves list, along with Rabiot, Martial and Lacazette, but Payet is out entirely after the Marseille captain was injured in Thursday's Europa League final defeat to Atletico Madrid in Lyon.
Laurent Koscielny is another big name absent due to injury, while Steven N'Zonzi, Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez are among the surprise selections made by Deschamps.
With so much attacking talent available there were always going to be casualties and Deschamps has preferred Ligue 1 stars Florian Thauvin and Nabil Fekir over Martial and Lacazette, who both had underwhelming Premier League campaigns.
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- W. Ben Yedder
- K. Coman
- B. Costil
- M. Debuchy
- L. Digne
- A. Lacazette
- A. Martial
- A. Rabiot
- M. Sakho
- M. Sissoko
- K. Zouma
The full squad:
Goalkeepers : Lloris, Mandanda, Areola
Defenders : Varane, Umtiti, Kimpembe, Rami, Hernandez, Mendy, Pavard, Sidibé
Midfielders : Matuidi, Kanté, Pogba, Tolisso, N'Zonzi
Forwards : Griezmann, Mbappé, Dembélé, Fekir, Lemar, Giroud, Thauvin
Reserves : Ben Yedder, Coman, Costil, Zouma, Rabiot, Sakho, Martial, Debuchy.