Thursday May 17 2018
Matuidi in France squad

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi has been included in the France squad for this summer’s World Cup.

Les Bleus reached the final of Euro 2016 on home soil, but were beaten by Portugal in the final.

Today Didier Deschamps has named his squad for this summer’s World Cup, with Matuidi the only Serie A representative.

Former Milan defender Adil Rami has also been included, as has ex-Bianconero Paul Pogba.

France squad for World Cup 2018:

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola [Paris Saint-Germain], Hugo Lloris [Tottenham Hotspur], Steve Mandanda [Marseille]

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez [Atletico Madrid], Presnel Kimpembé [Paris Saint-Germain], Benjamin Mendy [Manchester City], Benjamin Pavard [Stuttgart], Adil Rami [Marseille], Djibril Sidibé [Monaco], Samuel Umtiti [Barcelona], Raphael Varane [Real Madrid]

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante [Chelsea], Blaise Matuidi [Juventus], Steven N’Zonzi [Sevilla], Paul Pogba [Manchester United], Corentin Tolisso [Bayern Munich]

Forwards: Ousmane Dembélé [Barcelona], Nabil Fakir [Lyon], Olivier Giroud [Chelsea], Antoine Griezmann [Atletico Madrid], Thomas Lemar [Monaco], Kylian Mbappé [Paris Saint-Germain], Florian Thauvin [Marseille]

Standby list:

Goalkeeper: Benoît Costil [Bordeaux]

Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy [Saint-Étienne], Lucas Digne [Barcelona], Mamadou Sakho [Crystal Palace], Kurt Zouma [Stoke]

Midfielders: Adrien Rabiot [Paris Saint-Germain],  Moussa Sissoko [Tottenham Hotspur]

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder [Sevilla], Kingsley Coman [Bayern Munich], Alexandre Lacazette [Arsenal], Anthony Martial [Manchester United]

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