Aymeric Laporte switched to represent Spain over Les Blues ahead of Euro 2020.
The Manchester City defender never made his international debut for the World Champions.
He was born in France and represented his country up until the U21 level.
Didier Deschamps was left furious when Laporte decided to switch his international allegiance.
Laporte claimed that he did not receive a response from a text he sent Deschamps and decided to switch his allegiance to get this chance of action at the international level.
“What makes me uncomfortable is what he might say, and that is a lie,” Deschamps said. “The only message I received from him was in October about a precise situation regarding an injury he had sustained in September.
“He has that freedom. He hasn’t played for us? It could have happened, ten seconds would have been enough. He has always been in the list of players called up, but there has been competition for places.
“We considered him in November and March, and this time around. Leaving him out is not a mistake, it is just my decision. I wish him the best and he’s free to make that choice.”