Arsenal trio, Real Madrid striker in but Man City pair miss out on France squad

France boss Didier Deschamps has named a 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

France boss Didier Deschamps has named a 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Deschamps has included key players Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) while also including Arsenal trio Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud.

Missing out on Les Bleus’ roster is Manchester City pair Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri as well as Monaco’s Eric Abidal who all have plenty of international experience.

France have been drawn in Group F for the Brazil tournament alongside Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras.

23-man France squad for World Cup

Goalkeepers

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

Defenders

Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United)
Lucas Digne (Paris St Germain)
Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
Eliaquim Mangala (Porto)
Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool)
Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders

Yohan Cabaye (Paris St Germain)
Clement Grenier (Olympique Lyon)
Blaise Matuidi (Paris St Germain)
Rio Mavuba (Lille)
Paul Pogba (Juventus)
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)

Forwards

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad)
Loic Remy (Newcastle United)
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

 
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