Lacazette and 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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