Man City’s Clichy, Man Utd’s Evra, Arsenal’s Giroud among France squad

Didier Deschamps has named his 23-man France squad for next week’s friendly with Italy.

Didier Deschamps has named his 23-man France squad for next week’s friendly with Italy.

Premier League stars Gael Clichy, Patrice Evra, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud, Yohan Cabaye and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris have all been included in the group to tackle the Azzurri on November 14.

Lyon’s Yoann Gourcuff has been recalled by Deschamps as Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema misses due to injury whilst Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa has again missed the cut.

France squad for Italy friendly

Goalkeepers

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

Defenders

Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
Mathieu Debuchy (Lille)
Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
Christophe Jallet (Paris Saint-Germain)
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
Adil Rami (Valencia)
Mamadou Sakho (Paris Saint-Germain)
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier)

Midfielders

Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle)
Etienne Capoue (Toulouse)
Yoann Gourcuff (Olympique Lyonnais)
Maxime Gonalons (Olympique Lyonnais)
Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse)
Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique de Marseille)

Forwards

Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
Bafetimbi Gomis (Olympique Lyonnais)
Jeremy Menez (Paris Saint-Germain)
Dimitri Payet (Lille)
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

 
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