Nasri, Clichy and Abidal dropped from France squad

Matt Jones
February 27, 2014
Nasri, Clichy and Abidal dropped from France squad

Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Eric Abidal have been left out of France's 24-man squad to face Netherlands next Wednesday.

Didier Deschamps has opted to ring the changes, with the uncapped pair of Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Digne handed call-ups, along with Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, who could win just his second cap.

France squad:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Stephane Ruffier

Defenders: Patrice Evra, Bacary Sagna, Mathieu Debuchy, Mamadou Sakho, Raphaël Varane, Laurent Koscielny, Lucas Digne, Eliaquim Mangala

Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena, Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet, Clement Grenier, Rio Mavuba, Moussa Sissoko, Franck Ribery

Forwards: Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Loic Remy