The French attacker did not get a call-up this time.
The summer signing from Marseille has been in terrific form this season and many were expecting that this would finally be the opportunity Payet had been waiting for, with his form undeniable.
Unfortunately that was not the case. The West Ham talisman has been told he is staying at home once again by Deschamps which indicates that he may never work his way back into the set-up under the current Les Bleus coach.
But the attacker has shown some real class in his disappointment. He was quick to congratulate another Frenchman whose call-up came as a surprise.
Andre Pierre-Gignac looked to have effectively quit the national team by making a shock move to Mexico with Tigres in the summer. But he has scored 11 goals in 18 games since the move and his good form saw him called up for the first time since making the move.
Payet, a former team-mate at Marseille, was pleased for his old pal - sending out this tweet:
Gignac will now hope to cement his place in the France squad going forward. As for Payet, he can only continue trying to succeed at West Ham and hope he finally wins Deschamps over.