France have named a strong 24 man squad for the Euro’s tournament next month.
Valbuena who has had serious issues with French teammate Karim Benzema misses out completely as well as promising Athletic Bilbao youngstar Aymeric Laporte. Mahmodu Sakho of Liverpool also misses out after been banned while Schneiderlin, who has struggled with Manchester United this season as well as Ben Arfa and Lacazette who have both impressed for Nice and Lyon respectively settle for places on the standby list. N’golo Kante has been rewarded for his impressive form for premier league champions Leicester city is taken as well as West Ham’s dynamic playmaker Dimitri Payet. Here is the list in full;
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Benoit Costil (Rennes)
Defenders: Bacary Sagna (Man City), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Lucas Digne (Roma), Patrice Evra (Juventus), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Man City), Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona)
Midfielders: Lassana Diarra (Marseille), Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), N’Golo Kante (Leicester City), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)
Attackers: Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Andre Pierre Gignac (Tigres UANL), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
Standby: Alphonse Areola, Morgan Schneiderlin, Hatem Ben Arfa, Alexandre Lacazette, Kevin Gameiro, Adrien Rabiot, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti