Samir Nasri, France

World Cup: France announce 23-man roster plus reserves with EPL champion Samir Nasri left out

As expected, France manager Didier Deschamps will bring a star-studded squad with him to Brazil this summer. However, that doesn't mean there won't be stars left watching from home.

The most notable casualties are midfielders Samir Nasri, who scored the first goal in Manchester City's English Premier League title-clinching win against West Ham on Sunday, and Yoann Gourcuff as well as defenders Eric Abidal and Gael Clichy.

Deschamps will still have the likes of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and forwards Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery at his disposal. The former World Cup winner turned national team boss unveiled a 23-man squad as well as seven reserves on Tuesday.

A member of Group E, the 1998 World Cup champions open their tournament against Honduras in Porto Alegre on June 15, followed by matchups against Switzerland on June 20 in Salvador and Ecuador on June 25 in Rio de Janeiro.


Mickael Landreau (Bastia - France/35yrs)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham - England/27yrs)
Steve Mandanda (Marseille - France/29yrs)


Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle - England/28yrs)
Lucas Digne (Paris Saint-Germain - France/20yrs)
Patrice Evra (Manchester United - England/33yrs)
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal - England/28yrs)
Eliaquim Mangala (Porto - Portugal/23yrs)
Bacary Sagna (Arsenal - England/31yrs)
Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool - England/24yrs)
Raphael Varane (Real Madrid - Spain/21yrs)


Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint-Germain - France/28yrs)
Clement Grenier (Lyon - France/23yrs)
Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain - France/27yrs)
Rio Mavuba (Lille - France/30yrs)
Paul Pogba (Juventus - Italy/21yrs)
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle - England/24yrs)
Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille - France/29yrs)


Karim Benzema (Real Madrid - Spain/26yrs)
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal - England/27yrs)
Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad - Spain/23yrs)
Loic Remy (Newcastle - England/27yrs)
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich - Germany/31yrs)


Remy Cabella (Montpellier - France/24yrs)
Maxime Gonalons (Lyon - France/25yrs)
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon - France/22yrs)
Loic Perrin (Saint-Etienne - France/28yrs)
Stephane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne - France/27yrs)
Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton - England/24yrs)
Benoit Tremoulinas (Saint-Etienne - France/28yrs)

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