Zinedine Zidane has ruled out an international comeback to help France qualify for the World Cup.
The 32-year-old Real Madrid midfield man appeared to open the door for a return after ending his France career.
But he told French sports daily L'Equipe: "I said I was stopping playing for France.
"You know very well that when I have made a decision, the decision has been
made. I'll stick to my decision. I can assure you France will qualify."
Zidane added: "I heard on television that it was possible I would come
back. It's not right, I think it's a pity because it calls everything into question and contradicts what I said.
"I don't want to think I'm the saviour of the team and I don't want people to think I'm the saviour of the team. Such behaviour would be pure conceit and I never behave like that."
Les Bleus are currently top of their group with Israel, but the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland are only a point behind, each with a game in hand.
France have been struggling in qualifying having scored just five goals in six games.