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The defender aggravated an existing knee injury during his side's victory over Fulham on Sunday, and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has been handed a call-up by coach Laurent Blanc

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul has been ruled out of France's Euro 2012 campaign through injury.

The 26-year-old aggravated an existing knee injury in Tottenham's 2-0 victory over Fulham on Sunday and has been left out of Les Bleus' preliminary squad by coach Laurent Blanc.

Blanc has also handed a call-up to Montpellier centre-back, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, while Paris Saint-Germain captain Mamadou Sakho is a surprise omission.

"Sakho having difficult time. After Kaboul's injury, we needed a centre-half who could be competitive right away," Blanc told reporters.
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"Mapou's had a great season, and he's benefitted from certain circumstances to get called up now."

Yoann Gourcuff has also been included in France's preliminary squad, despite only making 13 appearances in Ligue 1 for Lyon this season.

"He can play No. 10, he can play No. 8. He played very well alongside Nasri against England."

"Gourcuff's obviously struggled at club level past two years, but with France he's not been that bad. Has he played well? Yes."
Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Hugo Lloris
Lyon
Steve Mandanda
Marseille
Cedric Carrasso
Bordeaux
Defenders:  
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Montpellier
Mathieu Debuchy
Lille
Anthony Reveillere
Lyon
Midfielders:  
Alou Diarra
Marseille
Yann M'Vila
Rennes
Marvin Martin
Sochaux
Yoann Gourcuff Lyon
Blaise Matuidi PSG
Attackers:  
Olivier Giroud Montpellier
Jeremy Menez PSG
Mathieu Valbuena Marseille
Loic Remy Marseille

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