A pretty controversial decision was made by France national team head coach as he left out some big names from Les Blues’ World Cup squad, including Manchester City midfielder, Samir Nasri.
Making it more worse, Nasri didn’t even made the cut for the stand by setup, which will be called should there be any serious injury for one of the 23 names that Deschamps picked.
Explaining his reason in not picking up several senior players, especially Nasri, Deschamps claims that although the midfielder hasn’t been performing that well for France recently.
The tactician stated that he is looking for someone who can produce quality display for Les Blues, not only for their clubs, that’s why although it’s difficult but leaving out Nasri was a choice that the coach must make.
Aside from the Manchester City star midfielder, other famous names that have been left out from France World Cup squad are Eric Abidal, Philippe Mexes along with Adil Rami.
In all, Deschamps apparently opting to take a very youthful and fresh squad to 2014 World Cup as there’s eight under 25 players that the ex-Juventus head coach picked for Les Blues 23-men team.
Here is the list of France’s 23-men Squad as it was confirmed on FIFA:
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia)
Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Lucas Digne (PSG)
Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (PSG), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Loic Remy (QPR)