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Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac on Thursday made his return to the France squad for World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus, but there was no place for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
After four matches on the trot without a goal, coach Didier Deschamps elected to plump for the 27-year-old Gignac, who has scored three goals in three outings for Marseille in Ligue 1 action this season.
Gignac won the last of his 16 caps at the 2010 World Cup, but Cabaye will not add to his solitary cap, paying for his lack of gametime at English Premier League club Newcastle.
Deschamps warned his squad that it must not think itself "superior" for the qualifiers against Georgia in Tblisi on September 6 and Belarus four days later in Gomel.
"We have to win (against Georgia)," the 1998 World Cup-winning captain told AFP.
"We'll have in front of us a Georgia team that has nothing to lose and will fight like the away match (which the French won 3-1).
"We have to get ourselves in tournament mode and not that that we're superior and that we'll win."
Deschamps added: "There's no such thing as an easy international these days.
"There are three points to play for and they won't gift them to us. Georgia didn't give up until the end against Spain (losing 1-0) and almost equalised in the final minute.
France are second in Group I in European qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro on 10 points, one off leaders Spain.
Goalkeepers: Mickaël Landreau (Bastia), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
Defenders: Eric Abidal (Monaco), Gael Clichy (Manchester City/ENG), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle/ENG), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/ENG), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/ENG), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto/POR), Adil Rami (Valencia/ESP), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal/ENG)
Midfielders: Etienne Capoue (Tottenham/ENG), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Josuha Guilavogui (Saint-Etienne), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Sevilla/ESP), Samir Nasri (Manchester City/ENG), Paul Pogba (Juventus/ITA), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle/ENG), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Marseille), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER)