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  • Updated: May 19, 2022

UEFA Nations League: Deschamps Releases France Squad, Giroud, Dembele, Pogba Omitted

Didier Deschamps has released the selection line for France's UEFA Nations League with the exclusion of Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele while Christopher Nkunku made the cut.

AC Milan forward Giroud scored twice in Benzema's absence in friendlies against Ivory Coast and South Africa in March to move within three goals of Thierry Henry's all-time France record of 51.

Other noticeable omissions is Manchester United midfielder Pogba, and in-form Dembele among others while Bundesliga player of the year Nkunku made the cut.

France will take on Croatia home and away, travel to Austria and host Denmark next month in the Nations League, which they won last year.

Olympique de Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara has been called up for the first time.

France Squad List:

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham United), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Mike Maignan (AC Milan).

Defenders: Jonathan Clauss (RC Lens), Lucas Digne (Aston Villa), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St Germain), Jules Kounde (Sevilla), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), William Saliba (Olympique de Marseille), Raphael Varane (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Matteo Guendouzi (Olympique de Marseille), Boubacar Kamara (Olympique de Marseille), NGolo Kante (Chelsea), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouaméni (Monaco).

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris St Germain), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig).

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UEFA Nations League 2022/2023 TABLE

UEFA Nations League
No Teams P Pts
1 Denmark 4 9
2 Croatia 4 7
3 Austria 4 4
4 France 4 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Spain 4 8
2 Portugal 4 7
3 Czech Republic 4 4
4 Switzerland 4 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Hungary 4 10
2 Germany 4 6
3 Italy 4 5
4 England 4 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Netherlands 4 10
2 Belgium 4 7
3 Poland 4 4
4 Wales 4 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Ukraine 3 7
2 Scotland 3 6
3 Ireland 4 4
4 Armenia 4 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Israel 3 5
2 Iceland 4 3
3 Albania 3 1
4 Russia 0 0
No Teams P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 8
2 Montenegro 5 7
3 Finland 4 4
4 Romania 5 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Norway 4 10
2 Serbia 4 7
3 Sweden 4 3
4 Slovenia 4 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Turkey 4 12
2 Luxembourg 5 7
3 Faroe Island 4 4
4 Lithuania 5 0
No Teams P Pts
1 Greece 4 12
2 Estonia 2 6
3 Kosovo 4 6
4 North Ireland 4 2
5 Cyprus 4 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Kazakhstan 4 10
2 Moldova 4 7
3 Slovakia 4 6
4 Azerbaijan 4 4
5 Belarus 4 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Georgia 4 10
2 North Macedonia 4 7
3 Bulgaria 4 3
4 Gibraltar 4 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Latvia 4 12
2 Andorra 4 4
3 Liechtenstein 4 0
No Teams P Pts
1 Malta 3 6
2 San Marino 3 0
Full Table

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Ousmane Dembele
Ousmane
Dembele
FR France
  • HEIGHT

    178cm

  • WEIGHT

    67kg

  • AGE

    25

Olivier Giroud
Olivier
Giroud
FR France
  • HEIGHT

    1.93m

  • WEIGHT

    91 kg

  • AGE

    35

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