The former West Ham United player was forced off with a hamstring injury in the first half of Marseille's Europa League final defeat against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, and that fitness doubt persuaded Deschamps to leave him out of the squad of 23.
Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette have both been left out of France's squad for this summer's World Cup, with French coach Didier Deschamps naming both on the reserve list instead. "The most important thing is the life of the group", Deschamps said.
This hypothetical "C Team" of French stars highlights just how hard a task the Socceroos have ahead of them, when Bert van Marwijk's men face them in Kazan on Saturday June 16th at 8pm (AEST). The 22-year-old has been in and out of Jose Mourinho's team and has not scored or assisted a goal since February. "And Adrien's performances with France are not at the same level as those he delivered with PSG this season".
Meanwhile, the French coach has shown a lot of faith in Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy, picking the left back despite his spending the vast majority of the season on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Deschamps left the young duo out, despite being happy with the pair.
Defence: Djibril Sidibe ("Monaco"), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart, Germany), Raphael Varane (real Madrid, Spain), Panel Kimpembe ("PSG"), Adil Rami (Marseille), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona, Spain), Lucas hernández (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester city, England).
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Four-time champion Novak Djokovic also advanced, beating Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2. Nadal leveled at two-all and later got the crucial break to lead 4-3.
Deschamps also named 11 reserves who won't be joining France's training camp next week but could be called up in case of injury.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola.
Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla).
As expected, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is not in the squad after being snubbed since being involved in a sex tape-blackmail scandal in 2015.