France squad to face Ukraine in World Cup playoff

PARIS Thu Nov 7, 2013 8:23am EST

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

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.

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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)

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