France squad provides shock selections


Captain Hugo Lloris regains his place after missing out through injury last time.

He is joined by Premier League defenders Kurt Zouma and Mamadou Sakho, who have surprisingly been selected to replace injured duo Adil Rami and Samuel Umtiti.

Lucas Digne is also recalled with Benjamin Mendy injured, while Corentin Tolisso’s absence means Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is called up to the senior side for the first time.

AS Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe has retained his spot, despite struggling for form with the Ligue 1 outfit.

Alexandre Lacazette, Aymeric Laporte, Adrien Rabiot and Anthony Martial are amongst the high profile stars failing to break into Deschamps squad.

Les Blues face Iceland in a friendly fixture on 11 October, before hosting Germany in the Nations League on 16 October.

France squad in full: