Morgan Schneiderlin on list of reserves for France's World Cup squad

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Saints midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin still has hope of making it to the World Cup after being named in the France squad as a back-up.

Head coach Didier Deschamps this evening named the player as one of his seven stand-by players, outside of his 23-man main party for Brazil.

Schneiderlin has never been capped at senior level by his country and, as recently as a few weeks ago, had conceded his World Cup hopes were over.

But the 24-year-old has in fact remained on Deschamps’ radar and, over the past week, it had become apparent that he was being considered for a spot.

It is a fine reward for two exceptional seasons that he has produced in the Premier League, emerging as one of the division’s best defensive midfielders.

Schneiderlin was the runaway winner of the 2012/13 Saints player of the season award, and has backed that up with another outstanding campaign this term.

He has long held ambitions of playing for his country at senior level, but had yet to be recognised beyond the under-21s before today.

Schneiderlin had become increasingly frustrated at being overlooked by Deschamps, to the point that, in March, he hinted he would potentially even consider switching allegiance to England.

That would not be possible under FIFA regulations, and was something that Schneiderlin was never likely to actively . But there was no doubt that the midfielder felt a sense of hurt at being ignored, and the prospects for this summer looked glum after he failed to make it into the squad for France’s last friendly, against the Netherlands, in March.

However, Schneiderlin is now Brazil bound, increasing the total number of Saints players who are heading to South America this summer.

France have been drawn in Group E at the World Cup, alongside Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras.

They tune up for the tournament with friendlies against Norway, Paraguay and Jamaica.

French squad:

Goalkeepers: Lloris, Mandanda, Landreau,

Defenders: Evra, Digne, Debuchy, Sagna, Varane, Mangala, Koscielny, Sakho

Midfielders: Cabaye, Grenier, Matuidi, Mavuba, Pogba, Sissoko,

Forwards: Benzema, Giroud, Griezmann, Rémy, Ribéry, Valbuena

Reserves: Cabella Gonalons Lacazette Perrin Ruffier Schneiderlin Tremoulinas

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7:50pm Tue 13 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Sacre bleu!!
Sacre bleu!! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 14

8:09pm Tue 13 May 14

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Great news & thoroughly deserved!

Allez Les Bleus! (Well, Morgan at least)!
Great news & thoroughly deserved! Allez Les Bleus! (Well, Morgan at least)! Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
  • Score: 14

8:17pm Tue 13 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Well deserved should have been going anyway, French squad need him.
Shame he didn't opt for England !
Still more recognition for Saints our profile has never been higher.

Please Les & Ralph don't allow the break up of this group of players after all the good work building it over the last 5 years. Nichola tied them all to longer contracts so no reason to sell them, at worst tell them all to give us at least one more season to push on for a Champions League spot.
Katharina didn't appoint you to take us backwards again, so show some intent to everyone and get on with our transfer targets and improve this squad quickly before the other clubs beat you to the best players.
Well deserved should have been going anyway, French squad need him. Shame he didn't opt for England ! Still more recognition for Saints our profile has never been higher. Please Les & Ralph don't allow the break up of this group of players after all the good work building it over the last 5 years. Nichola tied them all to longer contracts so no reason to sell them, at worst tell them all to give us at least one more season to push on for a Champions League spot. Katharina didn't appoint you to take us backwards again, so show some intent to everyone and get on with our transfer targets and improve this squad quickly before the other clubs beat you to the best players. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 28

8:49pm Tue 13 May 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

bon chance mes amis.
bon chance mes amis. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 11

8:59pm Tue 13 May 14

southamptonadi says...

How many players are we going to send to the World Cup. We'll done son hope you get called up proper.

He is one player who really deserves it, joined us when we were not that good and stuck with us through bad times and is now reaping those rewards.
How many players are we going to send to the World Cup. We'll done son hope you get called up proper. He is one player who really deserves it, joined us when we were not that good and stuck with us through bad times and is now reaping those rewards. southamptonadi
  • Score: 12

9:11pm Tue 13 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois!

Allez Morgan!

A product of Racing Club de Strasbourg AND The Saints.

A bit like me, really, but with shed loads of talent.
Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois! Allez Morgan! A product of Racing Club de Strasbourg AND The Saints. A bit like me, really, but with shed loads of talent. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 10

9:24pm Tue 13 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

The list of our stars to play in BRAZIL grows , Yoshida / Spider / Lambo / La La and Luke . So do you want to leave a team with GREAT TALENT M.P. ????????????? Well done Saints 1 and all .
The list of our stars to play in BRAZIL grows , Yoshida / Spider / Lambo / La La and Luke . So do you want to leave a team with GREAT TALENT M.P. ????????????? Well done Saints 1 and all . SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 13

9:38pm Tue 13 May 14

SaintChristopher says...

Just reward for a brilliant player who has been simply outstanding this season and last. I really hope Morgan gets his chance in the full French squad at the World Cup, he deserves it.
Just reward for a brilliant player who has been simply outstanding this season and last. I really hope Morgan gets his chance in the full French squad at the World Cup, he deserves it. SaintChristopher
  • Score: 9

9:49pm Tue 13 May 14

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois!

Allez Morgan!

A product of Racing Club de Strasbourg AND The Saints.

A bit like me, really, but with shed loads of talent.
Don't hide your light under a bushel, Strassie - I'm sure you must be good, or at least half decent at something.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois! Allez Morgan! A product of Racing Club de Strasbourg AND The Saints. A bit like me, really, but with shed loads of talent.[/p][/quote]Don't hide your light under a bushel, Strassie - I'm sure you must be good, or at least half decent at something. Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
  • Score: 4

10:00pm Tue 13 May 14

hedge end bob says...

Well done Morgan , no more than you deserve for all the good work you have given the club.

Been told rumour going rouind the club have turned down offer for luke and SIR ALEX IS COMING OUR WAY AS POOCHY'S 2ND IN COMMAND.
Well done Morgan , no more than you deserve for all the good work you have given the club. Been told rumour going rouind the club have turned down offer for luke and SIR ALEX IS COMING OUR WAY AS POOCHY'S 2ND IN COMMAND. hedge end bob
  • Score: 5

10:24pm Tue 13 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois!

Allez Morgan!

A product of Racing Club de Strasbourg AND The Saints.

A bit like me, really, but with shed loads of talent.
Don't hide your light under a bushel, Strassie - I'm sure you must be good, or at least half decent at something.
I'm half decent at beer drinking. Living in the home city of Kronenbourg, that's got to be of some value, no?
[quote][p][bold]Rob The Saint NOT in NZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois, Strasbourgeois! Allez Morgan! A product of Racing Club de Strasbourg AND The Saints. A bit like me, really, but with shed loads of talent.[/p][/quote]Don't hide your light under a bushel, Strassie - I'm sure you must be good, or at least half decent at something.[/p][/quote]I'm half decent at beer drinking. Living in the home city of Kronenbourg, that's got to be of some value, no? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

10:26pm Tue 13 May 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Congrats Morgan, hope you make the cut the final 23.....
Congrats Morgan, hope you make the cut the final 23..... Jan28th1984
  • Score: 7

10:29pm Tue 13 May 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

On a different subject, I see Artur has shut the Germans out this evening. He, Vic and Steven would all be in Brazil had Poland, Kenya and Northern Ireland sneaked through, too.
On a different subject, I see Artur has shut the Germans out this evening. He, Vic and Steven would all be in Brazil had Poland, Kenya and Northern Ireland sneaked through, too. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

11:11pm Tue 13 May 14

fritzer says...

If Morgan is only on standby the others must be "gooder than good" any way good luck Spiderman you deserve all that come's your way, you have been true and loyal to this club through thick and thin.
If Morgan is only on standby the others must be "gooder than good" any way good luck Spiderman you deserve all that come's your way, you have been true and loyal to this club through thick and thin. fritzer
  • Score: 5

12:56pm Wed 14 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

And NOW Lovren joins the BAND of S.F.C. world cup players . C O Y R . and WELL DONE
And NOW Lovren joins the BAND of S.F.C. world cup players . C O Y R . and WELL DONE SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 0

5:07pm Wed 14 May 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

Our profile on the world stage is about to get huge over the next couple of months. Lambert, Shaw, Lallana, Lovren, Yoshida all going to Brazil..Spiderman on standby...We have a team full of World class players, so Messi, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovich, take note....When we need you, we will be in touch...but don't hold your breath.
Our profile on the world stage is about to get huge over the next couple of months. Lambert, Shaw, Lallana, Lovren, Yoshida all going to Brazil..Spiderman on standby...We have a team full of World class players, so Messi, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovich, take note....When we need you, we will be in touch...but don't hold your breath. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 1

5:26pm Wed 14 May 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

hedge end bob wrote:
Well done Morgan , no more than you deserve for all the good work you have given the club.

Been told rumour going rouind the club have turned down offer for luke and SIR ALEX IS COMING OUR WAY AS POOCHY'S 2ND IN COMMAND.
REALLY!!!!! Sir Alex as #2?
Bob, you are a mine of information. lol
[quote][p][bold]hedge end bob[/bold] wrote: Well done Morgan , no more than you deserve for all the good work you have given the club. Been told rumour going rouind the club have turned down offer for luke and SIR ALEX IS COMING OUR WAY AS POOCHY'S 2ND IN COMMAND.[/p][/quote]REALLY!!!!! Sir Alex as #2? Bob, you are a mine of information. lol Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 1

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