France World Cup squad after goalkeeper withdraws name

France World Cup squad after goalkeeper withdraws name

10Paris, May 19 (IANS)¬†Following is the revised France World Cup squad after Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda withdrew due to a neck injury Sunday and was replaced by Saint-Etienne’s Stephane Ruffier, Xinhua reported.

Goalkeepers: Mickael Landreau (SC Bastia), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/England), Stephane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne)

Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United/England), Lucas Digne (Paris Saint-Germain), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/England), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/England), Eliaquim Mangala (FC Porto/Portugal), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal/England), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool/England), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/Spain)

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint-Germain), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus/Italy), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United/England), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/Spain), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/England), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad/Spain), Loic Remy (Newcastle United/England), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/Germany)

Standby list: Remy Cabella (Montpellier), Maxime Gonalons, Alexandre Lacazette (both Lyon), Loic Perrin, (Saint-Etienne), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton/England), Benoit Tremoulinas (Saint-Etienne, on loan from Dynamo Kiev/Ukraine).

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