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France names squad for Euro 2016 Martial, Payet and Kante in


France names squad for Euro 2016 Martial, Payet and Kante in


French coach Didier Deschamps has played safe with his 23-man squad for the upcoming Euro 2016.
Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante is in the squad, joining familiar faces Hugo Lloris, Anthony Martial and West Ham’s Dimitri Payet.

True to his word Deschamps has not selected Real Madrid
forward Karim Benzema after having been charged with conspiracy to blackmail last November.
“Me and my team evaluate the performances of the players and it’s true Hatem Ben Arfa has had a good season with Nice. I had to make some difficult decisions, especially the strikers,” said Deschamps.
France kick-off their Euro 2016 campaign against Romania at the Stade de France, in Paris
The full squad:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Benoit Costil

Defenders: Bacary Sagna, Patrice Evra, Raphael Varane, Laurent Koscielny, Eliaquim Mangala, Christophe Jallet, Lucas Digne, Jeremy Mathieu.

Midfielders: Lassana Diarra, Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Moussa Sissoko, Yoann Cabaye.

Attackers: Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Anthony Martial, Andre-Pierre Gignac, Dimitri Payet, Kingsley Coman.

Standby: Alphonse Areola, Morgan Schneiderlin, Hatem Ben Arfa, Alexandre Lacazette, Kevin Gameiro, Adrien Rabiot, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti.

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