Didier Deschamps has named the French squad for the upcoming friendly game against Australia, and the World Cup qualifying game against Finland, which starts next week.
Yohan Cabaye – recalled to France squad
And the France manager has recalled Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy to the squad, so at least players at Newcastle know their International claims are, if anything, enhanced by playing for a club with as high a visibility as Newcastle United.
Yohan was left out of the last two France squads, but his form in the second half on Monday night was absolutely outstanding and he also scored a wonderful goal after six minutes of the second half.
And Loic Remy has been in top form for Newcastle with three goals in just four appearances for the side so far this season, and he is also recalled to the squad.
Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko keep their places in the squad from the last World Cup qualifying games.
Here is the full French squad:
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham / ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia)
Defenders: Eric Abidal (Monaco), Gael Clichy (Manchester City / ENG), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle / ENG), Patrice Evra (Manchester United / ENG), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal / ENG), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal / ENG), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool / ENG), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid / ESP)
Midfielders: Blaise Matuidi (Paris SG), Samir Nasri (Manchester City / ENG), Paul Pogba (Juventus / ITA), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle / ENG), Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle / ENG), Clément Grenier (Lyon)
Forwards: Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal / ENG ), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid / ESP), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich / GER), Loic Remy (Newcastle / ENG)