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Injured Payet misses out on France's World Cup squad

IANS  |  Paris 

Marseille playmaker was not included in France's 23-man squad for the 2018 named by

Payet suffered a hamstring and had to be replaced in the first half of Wednesday's final, where Marseille lost to Atletico Madrid 0-3, reports

Deschamps unveiled the 23-man squad plus 11 standby players in a programme aired on TF1 on Thursday evening.

Payet finally missed out his chance of shining in Russia, as Deschamps feared a risk of relapse of the despite a three-week recovery.

Without Payet, who played a key role at the 2016 Euro, still can count on a group of attacking talent up front, spearheaded by Atletico star

Griezmann scored a brace in the final, and was unsurprisingly chosen for his favorable performance alongside with his striking partner

The 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, whose stunning performance over the past two seasons has drawn much attention from the world, is set to welcome his debut in Russia, while Arsenal forward had to settle in the standby list in case of of 23 chosen members.

Despite just two appearances with Les Bleus, Sevilla's took up one spot in midfield ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's

Back on defensive line, left-back was called up although he featured in few games for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

was another French set to miss out on following his Samuel Umtiti, and will be in contention for the center-half position.

will kick off their World Cup campaign against on June 16, before meeting and in Group C.

Prior to their departure for Russia, will take on Ireland, and the in international friendlies.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: (Paris Saint-Germain), (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), (Marseille), (Monaco), (Barcelona), (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: N'(Chelsea), (Juventus), (Sevilla), (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), (Chelsea), (Atletico Madrid), (Monaco), (Paris Saint-Germain),

Standby: Wissam Ben Yedder, Kingsley Coman, Benoit Costil, Mathieu Debuchy, Lucas Digne, Alexandre Lacazette, Anthony Martial, Adrien Rabiot, Mamadou Sakho, Moussa Sissoko,

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:58 IST
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