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Deschamps recalls four to France squad

3 October 2013 15:27

Didier Deschamps has recalled four players to his France squad for the forthcoming games against Australia and Finland.

Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Newcastle United duo Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy have all been selected for the friendly against Holger Osieck's side on October 11 and the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Finland four days later.

Sakho could make his first appearance for his country since the friendly defeat to Brazil in June, while Varane capped his comeback from a knee injury by appearing in Real's UEFA Champions League tie with Copenhagen on Wednesday.

Cabaye was left out of Deschamps' squad for the trips to Georgia and Belarus in September having missed Newcastle's first three games of the season, while Remy has scored three goals in two Premier League games.

Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is ruled out with a toe injury and midfielders Geoffrey Kondogbia and Josuha Guilavogui both miss out.

Defender Adil Rami is also not in the squad, with the Valencia player still embroiled in a disagreement with the Spanish side over reported comments made about manager Miroslav Djukic.

France are guaranteed a play-off spot in Group I but face an uphill task in trying to overtake leaders Spain.

Deschamps' men are level on points with the world champions but have played a game more, as Vicente del Bosque's side having two qualifiers remaining.

Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia).

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

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle).

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

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6 - 0

Competition
Friendlies
Date
11 October 2013
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
4 - 0
Full-time
6 - 0
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
30000

Goals

F. Ribéry (PG) 8'  
1 - 0
O. Giroud 16'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
2 - 0
O. Giroud 27'
(assist by S. Nasri) 
3 - 0
Y. Cabaye 29'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
4 - 0
M. Debuchy 47'  
5 - 0
K. Benzema 50'
(assist by F. Ribéry) 
6 - 0

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