France coach Didier Deschamps has named a 24-man squad for this month's two-legged 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying play-off against Ukraine.

There were not too many surprises, with Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra being included having escaped punishment from the French Football Federation following a verbal assault on several pundits during a television interview.

Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna and Lille captain Rio Mavuba return along with Bastia goalkeeper Mickael Landreau as three changes were made from the squad that faced Australia in a friendly and Finland in World Cup qualifying last month.

France will face Ukraine away in Kiev in the first leg on 15 November before the return at the Stade de France on 19 November.

Les Bleus had to settle for a play-off spot after finishing second behind reigning world champions Spain in European qualifying Group I.

France squad

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

Defenders: Eric Abidal (Monaco), Gael Clichy (Manchester City/ENG), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United/ENG), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/ENG), Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna (both Arsenal/ENG), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool/ENG), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United/ENG), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Samir Nasri (Manchester City/ENG), Paul Pogba (Juventus/ITA), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United/ENG)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Loic Remy (Newcastle United/ENG), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)