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Montpellier pair included in France squad
May 15th, 2012 11:36PM
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[EURO 2012 COUNTDOWN] Mapou Yanga Mbiwa and Olivier Giroud of Ligue 1 leader Montpellier were among the players on France national team head coach Laurent Blanc's 26-player preliminary roster for Euro 2012.

Tottenham Hotspur centerback Younes Kaboul, one of the foreign-based players previously announced, has been ruled out with a knee injury.

France 26
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux).
Defenders: Gael Clichy (Man. City), Patrice Evra (Man. United), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AC Milan), Adil Rami (Valencia), Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon), Mapou Yanga Mbiwa (Montpellier).
Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Samir Nasri (Man. City), Alou Diarra (Marseille), Yann M'Vila (Rennes), Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon), Marvin Martin (Sochaux), Blaise Matuidi (Paris SG).
Forwards: Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Olivier Giroud (Montpellier), Jeremy Menez (Paris SG), Loic Remy (Marseille), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille).

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