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France's Reserve List Is Better Than England's World Cup Squad

France's Reserve List Is Better Than England's World Cup Squad

Didier Deschamps announced his 23-man World Cup squad, while also unveiling a reserve list.

And his reserve list is just ridiculous. Still filled with unreal talent.

Les Bleus' squad is magnifique.

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We're talking the likes of Hugo Lloris between the sticks, Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti in defence, midfielders N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba, not to mention attackers in the shape of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.

Among many, many others.

Image: France
Image: France

But, as well as releasing his full squad, Deschamps has also named a back-up squad in case of injuries.

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And it's insane.

It features Manchester United's Anthony Martial, Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette and Sevilla's Wissam Ben Yedder, to name but a few.

Martial celebrates scoring a goal for United. Image: PA
Martial celebrates scoring a goal for United. Image: PA

Here's France's reserve list in full:

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Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla)

Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)

Benoît Costil (Bordeaux)

Mathieu Debuchy (St Étienne)

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Lucas Digne (FC Barcelona)

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Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace)

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur)

Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)

Wow. Just wow.

The full/reserve squad also doesn't include ex-West Ham star Dimitri Payet, who suffered heartache in the Europa League final. Picking up an injury ruling him out of the World Cup.

Payet leaves the field in tears. Image: PA
Payet leaves the field in tears. Image: PA

Not to mention Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who's been exiled from the France squad.

It begs the question, just how many of those could make the full squad of other nations?

Like England's for example.

Danny Welbeck makes the England squad. Is he better than Martial or Lacazette?!

Nope.

Welbeck on England duty. Image: PA
Welbeck on England duty. Image: PA

And then there's Coman, Rabiot and Ben Yedder - who pretty much single-handedly knocked out Manchester United in the Champions League.

For context, Jake Livermore is on England's reserve list.

Sacré bleu, France's reserve list is something else.

Topics: Football News, Football, World Cup, France

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