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PARIS (AP) -- Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff and Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa have been cut from France's squad for the European Championship.
Manager Laurent Blanc announced on Tuesday his 23-man roster which includes strikers Karim Benzema of Real Madrid and Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich. France's first match in Group D is on June 11 against England.
Gourcuff has had a poor season and Yanga-Mbiwa is untried at international level.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux).
Defenders: Gael Clichy (Manchester City), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AC Milan), Adil Rami (Valence), Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon).
Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Alou Diarra (Marseille), Yann M'Vila (Rennes), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Marvin Martin (Sochaux)
Strikers: Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle), Karim Benzema, (Real Madrid), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Olivier Giroud (Montpellier), Jeremy Menez (PSG), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)
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