France squad to face Ukraine in World Cup playoff

Thu Nov 7, 2013 8:23am EST
 
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PARIS (Reuters) - France coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday named the following squad to face Ukraine in a 2014 World Cup playoff on November 15 and 19:

Goalkeepers: Mickael Landreau, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda

Defenders: Eric Abidal, Gael Clichy, Mathieu Debuchy, Patrice Evra, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna, Mamadou Sakho, Raphael Varane

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye, Clement Grenier, Blaise Matuidi, Rio Mavuba, Samir Nasri, Paul Pogba, Moussa Sissoko

Forwards: Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet, Loic Remy, Franck Ribery, Mathieu Valbuena

(Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Ed Osmond)

 
France's coach Didier Deschamps reacts during the 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Finland at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier