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Football: France squad for Uruguay, Brazil friendlies

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France coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday announced a 23-strong squad for friendly away matches against Uruguay on June 5 and Brazil four days later:

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

Defenders: Gael Clichy (Manchester City/ENG), Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia/ESP), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle/ENG), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal/ENG), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/ENG), Mamadou Sakho (Paris Saint-Germain), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto/POR), Adil Rami (Valencia/ESP)

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle/ENG), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Etienne Capoue (Toulouse), Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon), Josuha Guilavogui (Saint-Etienne), Samir Nasri (Manchester City/ENG)

Forwards: Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille), Dimitri Payet (Lille), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG), Bafetimbi Gomis (Lyon), Jeremy Menez (Paris Saint-Germain)

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