Pogba, Martial out of France squad

Pogba, Martial out of France squad

The Arsenal forward had been called-up to cover for the injured Anthony Martial but will now not feature against Netherlands and Uruguay.

The Manchester United pair have been quickly replaced however, with Deschamps moving to bring Tottenham midfielder Sissoko and Arsenal striker Lacazette into the squad.

Lacazette has been recalled to his national side after Anthony Martial dropped out due to injury.

Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Benjamin Mendy have been ruled out for World Cup victor France's next two matches through injuries, announced the French Football Federation on Monday.

Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Alassane Plea replaced Lacazette and was expected to join his teammates at France's training camp outside Paris by Monday evening. He won the last of his 16 France caps a year ago and missed out on Didier Deschamps' victorious World Cup squad.

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However, the withdrawal of Lacazette extends his wait for an global return, with his last outing for his country coming in a friendly against Germany last November.

"There is competition in this position and for the moment the players I selected for the World Cup, I continue to rely on them".

'This does not take away the credit for what he does.

The newspaper says the 27-year-old doesn't want to make the injury worse by playing for France during their upcoming Nations League group stage game with Holland or their friendly with Uruguay next week.

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