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