France Name Final Euro 2012 Squad: Seven Premier League Players Make Laurent Blanc’s 23 Man Selection

Lyon star fails to make the cut.

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Laurent Blanc has dropped midfielder Yoann Gourcuff and defender Mapou Yanga Mbiwa from his final selection ahead of the Euro 2012 finals.

Lyon star Gourcuff has struggled for form over the past 18 months and though Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga Mbiwa has been impressive, helping his side to a maiden Ligue 1 title, the 23 year old is still without a full international cap so perhaps his omission is not wholly surprising.

France Euro 2012 Squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Girondins Bordeaux)

Defenders: Gael Clichy (Manchester City), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AC Milan), Adil Rami (Valencia), Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Anthony Reveillere (Olympique Lyon)

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Alou Diarra (Olympique Marseille), Yann M’vila (Stade Rennes), Marvin Martin (Sochaux), Blaise Matuidi (Paris St Germain)

Forwards: Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Olivier Giroud (Montpellier), Jeremy Menez (Paris St Germain), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille).

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