France's 23-Man World Cup Squad Is Magnifique

Didier Deschamps has just announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup, and it's filled with star names.

France are in Group C alongside Australia, Denmark and Peru with their opening game against the Socceroos on June 16th.

Les Bleus' squad includes the likes of Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, among many other talented players.

Here's Deschamps' France squad in full:

Image: France
Image: France

Magnifique.

There's no place for Manchester United's Anthony Martial and Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette, and, of course, Dimitri Payet who left the Europa League final in tears and with an injury.

Speaking about his squad, Deschamps said on TF1: "It is always difficult. This time around, I was faced with an enormous amount of quality players, I won't be able to make every player happy."

Naturally, with that ridiculous squad, France are among the favourites to raise gold on July 15th.

The boss. Image: PA
The boss. Image: PA

France team going through their paces during the March international break. Image: PA
France team going through their paces during the March international break. Image: PA

But before France venture to Russia, they have three international friendlies against Republic of Ireland, Italy and U.S.A.

France's only success in the World Cup occurred in 1998 on home soil.

France team celebrates winning the World Cup. Image: PA
France team celebrates winning the World Cup. Image: PA

Zidane plants a kiss on the World Cup. Image: PA
Zidane plants a kiss on the World Cup. Image: PA

Do you fancy France to go all the way this summer?

Sound off in the comment section below with your prediction.

Nasir Jabbar

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