Debuchy, Koscielny, Sakho, Clichy
Sissoko, Capoue, Matuidi
Menez, Giroud, Benzema
Komano, Inoha, Yoshida, Nagatomo
Inui, Honda, Kagawa
France coach Didier Deschamps has been handed a boost with the news that Laurent Koscielny is fit to face Japan, after the Arsenal defender was involved in a collision with Franck Ribery in training on Wednesday. The center back was forced off with the assistance of two physiotherapists, but received the all-clear on Wednesday evening, welcome news ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Spain on Tuesday.
Les Bleus are already depleted in midfield, and will not include Yohan Cabaye, who is expected sit out with an abdominal complaint, with Toulouse duo Moussa Sissoko and Etienne Capoue set to take to the field alongside Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi.
Mathieu Debuchy will replace Christophe Jallet, making his first appearance since suffering injury in the 0-0 draw with Uruguay in August. Up front, Arsenal's Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema will join Jeremy Menez in a three-man attack.
Meanwhile, Japan is without Shinji Okazaki, as well as striker Ryoichi Maeda, who scored in the 1-0 win over Iraq last month in World Cup qualifying.
Alberto Zaccheroni could field Mike Havenaar, who has Dutch heritage, up front, with Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa and CSKA Moscow's Keisuke Honda also set to feature.
Takashi Inui has enjoyed a good start to the Bundesliga season with Eintracht Frankfurt and will be searching for his fifth cap, while Yasuhito Endo could become the joint-highest record cap holder in Japanese soccer history on Friday.