Several top stars failed to make the cut at all, with Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema all omitted from the 23.23-man squadGoalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/ENG), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart/GER), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona/ESP), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/ENG), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/ITA), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla/ESP), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/ENG), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich/GER)Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona/ESP), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France coach Didier Deschamps fixed on his final World Cup 23 early, which meant the squad could pose for the cameras on May 30. © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Jun 4 – France formally submitted their 23-man squad for the World Cup on Monday, making no changes from the group named in mid-May.None of the original 23 have been replaced by anyone on Didier Deschamps’ stand by list.
Newly appointed Republic of Ireland head coach Mick McCarthy has revealed he is excited about working with U-21 team boss, Stephen Kenny.Mick McCarthy returns to that role for his second stint following his previous spell which involved leading the Irish team to the second round of the World Cup in 2002.The former Ipswich Town boss was confirmed as the head coach by FAI on Sunday, with Stephen Kenny, who takes over as U-21 boss, has been confirmed as his successor after the Euros in 2020.Kenny will face the press on Monday but, on Sunday, it was the turn of McCarthy and FAI Chief John Delaney to field questions about the man who will take over the reigns in 2020.McCarthy revealed he was meeting with Kenny on Sunday and joked the Dundalk manager was paying the bill for their dinner.Report: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“Not very well,” said McCarthy when asked how well he knows Kenny, according to Extratime.ie“That’s not an issue though. I’m working with the national team with Terry [Connor] and Robbie [Keane].“Ruud [Dokter] is there in terms of advice on some of the young players, and Stephen will hopefully be shoving players through from the 21s and banging their drum.”“We’ve got eight or ten games between March and November. I’ve got a lot of time from now to March to get to know everybody, go and see the players, find out a lot of things about a lot of people, and develop a relationship with him.”“I hope I’ll leave a team that’s qualified, and a good team and squad, behind for him to take over and qualify for the World Cup in 2022.”