Lacazette & Laporte Omitted from France Squad
Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette and Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte have been omitted from Didier Deschamps' latest France squad.
The 24-man squad was announced on Thursday as the 2018 World Cup winners prepare to open their European Championships qualifying campaign.
Despite currently enjoying a strong 2018-19 campaign at Arsenal - scoring 14 goals in all competitions - Lacazette has not been included, with Chelsea's Olivier Giroud getting the nod ahead of both him and in-form Sevilla forward Wissam Ben Yedder.
*FULL FRANCE MARCH SQUAD LIST:*
*Goalkeepers:* Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda
*Defenders:* Lucas Digne, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Benjamin Pavard, Djibril Sidibe, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Kurt Zouma
*Midfielders:* N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Tanguy Ndombele, Paul Pogba, Moussa Sissoko
*Forwards:* Kingsley Coman, Nabil Fekir, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thauvin
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