Official: France name Nations League squad

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Reigning FIFA World Cup champions France have named their squad for the upcoming 2022/23 UEFA Nations League matches, and there is no place for Manchester United's Paul Pogba! 

Les Bleus have been placed in League A Group 1 alongside 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia, Denmark and Austria, and will face each side twice in home and away matches before the knockout stages.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the biggest stars who were picked for France's latest squad!

Didier Deschamps' men will first lock horns with Kasper Hjulmand's Denmark on 3 June, before taking on Zlatko Dalic's Croatia and Ralf Rangnick's Austria and then Croatia again, all in the space of 10 days during the next international break.   

Some of the stars selected for the latest squad include Karim Benzema, Manchester United's Raphael Varane, Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, and the 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Season Christopher Nkunku, while Pogba, who is understood to be making his way back from a calf injury but was expected to  be ready by June, and Real Madrid's Eduardo Camavinga missed out on the latest selection. 

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Here is the team in full:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Alphonse Areola (West Ham United), Mike Maignan (AC Milan)

Defenders: Jonathan Clauss (RC Lens), Lucas Digne (Aston Villa), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Jules Kounde (Sevilla), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Manchester United), William Saliba (Olympique Marseille)

Mildfielders: Matteo Guendouzi (Olympique Marseille), Boubacar Kamara (Olympique Marseille), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus Turin), Aurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco)

Attackers: Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

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