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)