The 33-year-old was not in Les Bleus' World Cup winning squad as he sustained an Achilles injury playing for Arsenal towards the end of last season
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has called time on international duty.
The Frenchman said missing the World Cup this summer will remain a “dark step” in his career.
The 33-year-old has not played since sustaining an Achilles injury during Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid and was left out of France’s World Cup winning squad as a result.
“The injury is one thing, the victory of the World Cup is another,” he told French channel Canal+. “I think the victory certainly made me much more psychologically hurt than my injury.
“I think I gave the France team what I could. For me, my injury has not changed anything. The Blues are over, after that, I will always be a supporter of the French team but what is certain is that I will not put on the blue jersey.
“I have a new state of mind, there will be the Laurent before and the Laurent after injury. I want to continue to Arsenal, I want to return quickly. I want to fight.”
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Koscielny’s final appearance for Les Bleus was in March during a 3-1 friendly victory over Russia.
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