France - Brazil: Didier Deschamps announces his squad
The coach of France Didier Deschamps announced his squad for the friendly internationals with Brazil and Danmark today. There were a few surprises, notably Nabil Fekir from Lyon and Kondogbia from AS Monaco.
France and Brazil will face off in a prestigious friendly at the Stade de France next Thursday. Paul Pogba from Juventus Turin will miss the encounter due to injury.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Stéphane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne)
Defenders: Patrice Evra (Juventus), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Benoît Trémoulinas (Sevilla), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
Midfielders: Maxime Gonalons (Lyon), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco), Blaise Matuidi (Paris SG), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle)
Strikers: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Mathieu Valbuena (Dinamo Moskou)