France coach Didier Deschamps has announced a 24-player squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain in 2014, on 22 and 26 March respectively, in Paris.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 19, who has been a revelation in Jose Mourinho's back four this season, and Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy were both recalled, while there is a debut call-up for 20-year-old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
There are ten England-based players, including four from Newcastle United, in the squad that go into the crucial qualifiers set to go a long way to determining top place and the group's automatic spot at Brazil 2014.
Goalkeepers: Mickael Landreau (Bastia), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
Defenders: Gaël Clichy (Manchester City), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Christophe Jallet (Paris Saint-Germain), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Mamadou Sakho (Paris Saint-Germain), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle United)
Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United), Maxime Gonalons (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Dimitri Payet (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Bafetimbi Gomis (Lyon), Jeremy Menez (Paris Saint-Germain), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Loic Rémy (Queens Park Rangers)