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Griezmann and Pogba to lead Deschamps' France Euro squad

The Atlético and Juventus men are key players for the host nation but Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho along with Real Madrid's Varane and Barcelona's Mathieu miss out.

Griezmann and Pogba to lead Deschamps' France Euro squad
CHARLES PLATIAU REUTERS

Defenders Adil Rami and Samuel Umtiti have been picked by France coach Didier Deschamps to replace Real Madrid's Raphael Varane and Barcelona's Jeremy Mathieu in his final Euro 2016 squad. 

Atlético Madrid striker, Antoine Griezmann, and Juventus midfielder, Paul Pogba, will both be hoping to light up their nation when they play in front of expected full-houses and France are many people's favourites to lift the trophy in July. Liverpool centre back Mamadou Sakho was not included even though his 30-day provisional suspension for failing a drugs test expired last weekend.

Hosts France geared up for the finals with a 3-2 victory over Cameroon in Nantes on Monday. They take on Scotland in Metz on Saturday.

Les Bleus face Romania in Group A in the opening game of the tournament on June 10 before playing Albania and Switzerland.

France 23-man squad for Euro 2016

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Olympique de Marseille), Benoit Costil (Stade Rennais).

Defenders: Samuel Umtiti (Olympique Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Adil Rami (Sevilla), Patrice Evra (Juventus), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Lucas Digne (AS Roma), Christophe Jallet (Olympique Lyon).

Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Juventus), Blaise Matuidi (Paris St Germain), Lassana Diarra (Olympique de Marsella), N'Golo Kante (Leicester City), Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

Forwards: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Dimitri Payet (West Ham United), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Andre-Pierre Gignac (UANL Tigres).