The former Marseille coach has picked his 23-man squad for the next international matches, and has dropped the Newcastle man but included several other Premier League playersFrance coach Didier Deschamps has announced his 23-man squad for the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Finland and Belarus on September 7 and 11, respectively.
The 1998 France World Cup-winning captain has recalled Abou Diaby and Jeremy Menez, who returns following the one-match suspension he was handed out by the French Football Association for his disrespectful behaviour towards France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during Euro 2012.
"It's in the past. The future interests me now. It's up to him (Menez) to take stock of what he should and should not do," Deschamps said to a press conference. "He has a lot of qualities as a football player."
|Gael Clichy||Manchester City|
|Patrice Evra||Manchester United|
|Christophe Jallet||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Mamadou Sakho||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Blaise Matuidi||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Karim Benzema||Real Madrid|
|Jeremy Menez||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Franck Ribery||Bayern Munich|