And something interesting is brewing. Apparently the deadline for the official list was today. But France MNT can't still get 18 players to come, because clubs are refusing to release players. They got a first dispentation when they were allowed to pick players outside of the 50 (!) players original long list. Now they got an extra two days to pick players and l'equipe suggest the list will be 22 iso 18+4 because players don't want or their club don't want them to go as reserves only. The new rule would be coach would do like at the Euros where they have 26 players and leave 3 out of the matchday squad. It would be 18 players picked out of the 22 at the coach convenience for every game.