Confirmed: France name FIFA World Cup squad

The Caltex Socceroos won't have to deal with Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette or Manchester United's Anthony Martial after the Premier League stars were left out of France's World Cup squad.

The pair appear to have paid the price for inconsistent club seasons, during which both have failed to hold down regular places in their respective sides.

There's also heartbreak for Dimitri Payet, who was injured in Marseille’s Europa League final loss to Atletico Madrid yesterday and has also been omitted as a result.

There are five Premier League players on Didier Deschamps' 23-man roster, with Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris expected to captain the side.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy and Chelsea duo N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud are all included.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is absent after injuring his Achilles in his side's Europa League semi-final against Atletico.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who has a fractious relationship with Deschamps, is also missing.

The Caltex Socceroos open their World Cup campaign against France in Kazan at 8pm on June 16 (AEST).


Goalkeepers: Alphone Areola (Paris St Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

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

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

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

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