SPORTS NEWS

France confirm unchanged squad

PARIS, June 4: France formally submitted their 23-man squad for the World Cup, making no changes from the group named in mid-May. None of the original 23 have been replaced by anyone on Didier Deschamps’ stand by list. Several top stars failed to make the cut at all, with Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema all omitted from the 23. IANS