The coach of les Bleus has announced the list of 23 players for the 2 international matches.
These 23 players will play first versus Bulgaria on the 7 October and another key match against Netherlands on the 11 October 2016.
After the draw versus Belarus (0 – 0), the Bleus have to persue their qualification journey for Rusia WC in 2018. France will play first at home at the Stade de France, only 3 days before playing Netherlands in Amsterdam on Monday 10 October.
Here is the list of 23 players from Deschamps:
Goalkeepers: Areola, Lloris, Mandanda
Defenders: Sagna, Sidibé, Digne, Kurzawa, Koscielny, Varane, Kimpembe, Laporte
Midfielders: Pogba, Matuidi, Kanté, Cabaye, Sissoko, Payet
Strickers: Griezmann, Gameiro, Fékir, Coman, Martial, Gignac
The injuries of Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) and Adil Rami (Sevilla).
Ousmane Dembélé (Dortmund), Corentin Tolisso (OL) and Adrien Rabiot (PSG), were likely to be called, but were left out of the list for the U21 to call them in preparation for a key match versus Northen Ireland at Windsor Park in Belfast on the 11 October 2106 at 18h45.