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Arsenal's Giroud, Real Madrid's Benzema, Bayern's Ribery included in France squad for Australia friendly

Didier Deschamps has named his 23-man France squad for next week's international friendly against Australia.

Les Bleus host the Socceroos at Parc des Princes in Paris on October 11 (October 12 AEST) and Deschamps has gone with a fairly strong roster for the encounter.

Among his group is in-form Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema, Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery, Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy and Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

France squad for Socceroos friendly


Mickael Landreau (Bastia) Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) Steve Mandanda (Marseille)


Eric Abidal (Monaco) Gael Clichy (Manchester City) Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) Patrice Evra (Manchester United) Laurent Koscielny(Arsenal) Bacary Sagna (Arsenal) Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool) Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)


Blaise Matuidi (Paris St Germain) Paul Pogba (Juventus) Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) Clement Grenier (Lyon) Samir Nasri (Manchester City) Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle)


Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Dimitri Payet (Marseille) Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille) Loic Remy (Newcastle United)

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