Pogba, Martial withdraw from France squad

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Martial, meanwhile, completed a full 90 minutes in United's 3-1 defeat to City on Sunday but the French Football Federation have confirmed he has picked up an abductor injury.

The 27-year-old had only been officially added to the France squad on Monday, after Manchester United's Anthony Martial pulled out with a groin problem.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette and Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko replace the United duo in Deschamps' squad.

Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are the central strikers selected to face Netherlands in Rotterdam in the UEFA Nations League on Friday and Uruguay in a friendly in Paris next Tuesday.

Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba have withdrawn from the France squad through injury - despite meeting up with their worldwide team-mates at Clairefontaine on Monday.

Alassane Plea, who has scored eight goals in the Bundesliga for Borussia Monchengladbach this season, has been called up instead.

Lacazette's last cap came in November 2017's draw to Germany and Sissoko has not featured in an worldwide game since the victory over Belarus last October.

Lacazette has not been capped by France since 2017 and was not named in their squad for the World Cup in the summer - which they went on to win.

France will also be without two of their World Cup winning back four for their upcoming matches, with both Raphael Varane and Lucas Hernandez set to miss out with muscle injuries.



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