Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema left out of France squad as Aymeric Laporte ends debate over international future with call-up to Didier Deschamps' side

Strikers Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema have been left out of France's 23-man squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Bulgaria and Holland. 
Arsenal forward Giroud takes a break as he continues to recover from a slight toe problem, but Didier Deschamps has handed a first call-up to Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte after the Basque defender chose France over Spain in a debate over which country he should represent at senior level.
Laporte, who was strongly linked with a move to Manchester City in the summer, was born in France and has played for the country at junior level but moved to... read more

29 September 2016 in Sport, Views: 29
Source: Daily Mail

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