Didier Deschamps has announced a 24-player squad for France's upcoming friendly against the Netherlands as their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preparations move into the final stretch.
Deschamps handed debut call-ups to Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann and Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne, while Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri and Monaco defender Eric Abidal were omitted for the sold-out fixture.
"I want to inform you that the match is a complete sell-out, which in these times is good news," said Deschamps.
Griezmann's inclusion was expected after a dazzling season in La Liga that has seen him score 15 goals.
Digne, who plays at left-back for the Ligue 1 leaders, and helped France win the FIFA U-20 World Cup, was preferred to Manchester City's Gael Clichy as cover for Manchester United veteran Patrice Evra.
As for Nasri, his recovery from a serious knee injury put doubts in Deschamps' thinking, and the former Arsenal and Marseille midfielder is now in danger of missing a second straight World Cup.
Star players Hugo Lloris, Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema, Yoann Cabaye and Paul Pogba were all included for the final friendly before France embark on their final Brazil 2014 training programme on 19 May.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Stephane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne)
Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United), Lucas Digne (Paris Saint-Germain), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)
Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint-Germain), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United), Rio Mavuba (Lille)
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Loic Remy (Newcastle United), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad)