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French coach to name new squad for Euro 2012 campaign

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-08-26

France's new coach Laurent Blanc names his squad for the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign on Thursday, but there will be no room for players suspended following France's World Cup debacle.

New French coach Laurent Blanc is to name his squad for the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, as France hope to draw a line under their humiliating World Cup debacle.

France face Belarus in Paris on September 3, before heading to Sarajevo to face Bosnia on September 7. 

While there is much uncertainty concerning the squad, one thing is certain: there will be no room for Manchester United's Patrice Evra, Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery and Lyon's Jeremy Toulanlan, all of whom have been suspended by the French Football Federation for their part in a notorious players' strike at the World Cup in South Africa. 

Other players to miss out are Arsenal's Samir Nasri (injured) and the new Lyon playmaker Yoann Gourcuff, who is suspended for a red card.

Marseille's Hatem Ben Arfa, who has been linked to a Premier League move, is also ruled out after failing to train for his club.

Date created : 2010-08-26

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