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Nine French High-Profile Players Not Going To Qatar

Didier Deschamps announced his 25-man squad representing France in Qatar in the FIFA World Cup.

Paul Pogba

Didier Deschamps announced his 25-man squad representing France in Qatar in the FIFA World Cup. Though the team looks far different from the one that went all the way to win the World Cup in Russia four years ago, the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, and Ousmane Dembele will be part of the squad hoping to defend their world champion status.

There are a number of players who didn’t make a list to Qatar, the formidable midfield pairing of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante due to both injuries is the most outstanding miss, and many more players.

Let’s take a look at the full list of French players missing the FIFA World Cup:

Paul Pogba (Juventus)
Nabil Fekir ( Real betis)
Jonathan Clauss ( Marseille)
Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco)
Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid)
Antony Martial ( Man United)
Mike Maignan (AC Milan)
Lucas Digne (Aston Villa)
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

French full squad for the FIFA World Cup:

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Rennes)

Defenders: Lucas Hernardez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamencano (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Jordan Veretout (Marseille)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kinglsey Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

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Siphamandla Lindwa is a sports writer and a publisher for Bet Central at He obtained a B-Tech in Sports Management from Tshwane University of Technology. When not writing sports content, Sipha scouts talent and networks for his future Sports Management agency.

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