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Monday, 11 June 2012
2012 European Championship Finals First Phase Group D, Match One

France 1 England 1 [1-1]

Match Summary
France Squad
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Team Records
   

    

The Les Blues European Championship Finals Squad  June 2012
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G

20. Ben Arfa, Hatem
       
حاتم بن عرفة

7 March 1987 25 F Newcastle United FC, England 11 2

10. Benzema, Karim
       
كريم بن زيمة

19 December 1987 24 F Real Madrid CF, Spain 45 15

6. Cabaye, Yohan 

14 January 1986 26 M Newcastle United FC, England 13 0

23. Carrasso, Cédric

30 December 1981 30 G FC Girondins de Bordeaux 1 0

22. Clichy, Gaël

26 July 1985 26 D Manchester City FC, England 12 0

2. Debuchy, Mathieu 

28 July 1985 26 D LOSC Lille Métropole 5 1

18. Diarra, Alou 

15 July 1981 30 M Olympique de Marseille 41 0

3. Evra, Patrice Latyr

15 May 1981 31 D Manchester United FC, England 41 0

9.Giroud, Olivier 

30 September 1986 25 F Montpellier HSC 6 1

Gourcuff, Yoann Miguel

11 July 1986 25 M Olympique Lyonnais 29 4
Yoann Gourcuff was dropped from the final Euro 2012 squad.

Kaboul, Younès 

4 January 1986 26 D Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 5 1
Kaboul was withdrawn from the provisional squad on 15th May after not recovering from his knee injury.

21. Koscielny, Laurent 

10 September 1985 26 D Arsenal FC, England 3 0

1. Lloris, Hugo

26 December 1986 25 G Olympique Lyonnais 33 0

15. Malouda, Florent Johan

13 June 1980 31 M Chelsea FC, England 77 9

16. Mandanda, Steve 

28 March 1985 27 G Olympique de Marseille 15 0

19. Martin, Marvin 

10 January 1988 24 M FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 12 2

12. Matuidi, Blaise 

9 April 1987 25 M Paris Saint-Germain FC 4 0

14. Ménez, Jérémy 

7 May 1987 25 F Paris Saint-Germain FC 13 1

5. Mexés, Philippe 

30 March 1982 30 D AC Milan, Italy 26 1

17. M'Vila, Yann 

29 June 1990 21 M Stade Rennais FC 19 1

11. Nasri, Samir 

26 June 1987 24 M Manchester City FC, England 31 3

4. Rami, Adil
 
     عادل رامي

27 December 1985 26 D Valencia CF, Spain 20 1

Rémy, Loïc 

2 January 1987 25 F Olympique de Marseille 17 4
Rémy was withdrawn from the squad on 26th May after not recovering from a thigh injury.

13. Réveillère, Anthony 

10 November 1979 32 D Olympique Lyonnais 17 1

7. Ribéry, Franck 

7 April 1983 29 F FC Bayern München, Germany 60 10

8. Valbuena, Mathieu 

28 September 1984 27 F Olympique de Marseille 12 2

Yanga-Mbiwa, Mapou 

15 May 1989 23 D Montpellier HSC 0 0
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was dropped from the final Euro 2012 squad.

Squad details correct up to and including France's match against Estonia on 5 June 2012.
Tallies taken from the FFF & Uefa.com

Diary

Wednesday, 9 May 2012 - Hatem Ben Arfa is the notable inclusion in a list of twelve players plying their trade outside of Ligue 1 who will contribute to Laurent Blanc's final 23-man squad. To complete the squad from which Blanc will choose his party for the tournament, the 46-year-old will release a second list, composed solely of domestic-based players, on Tuesday. Explaining the selection process, Blanc said: "We have a peculiarity in France in that the league ends after the other major leagues. Many of the players abroad will stop on 13 May. For this reason, and to keep them involved, we have drafted an initial list containing some of them."

Sunday, 13 May 2012 - Loic Remy could miss the Finals after sustaining an adductor muscle injury during Olympique Marseille's Ligue 1 game against Auxerre today. Remy, who asked to be replaced in the 50th minute after he pulled up, suffered a "serious" injury, according to French tv channel Canal+. He was poised to be named in France's preliminary squad on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 - Laurent Blanc has included uncapped defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in his 26-man provisional squad after Younès Kaboul was forced to withdraw with a knee injury.  Kaboul has paid the price for suffering a recurrence of a knee complaint during Tottenham Hotspur FC's final Premier League match of the season on Sunday.

Thursday, 24 May 2012 - Preparations began today following the arrival of 14 domestic-based players at Clairefontaine.  Franck Ribéry is the only player yet to arrive, while Loïc Rémy has declared himself "confident" of recovering from a thigh injury in time for France's opener against England.

Saturday, 26 May 2012 - Loïc Rémy has been forced to withdraw from the squad due to his thigh injury. The 25-year-old was part of the initial 26-man squad and medical staff had been optimistic he would recover from his torn muscle.  However, a scan yesterday showed the healing process was not advancing as quickly as hoped.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 - Laurent Blanc chose to leave behind newcomer Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and midfielder Yoan Gourcuff when confirming his final squad a few minutes before the deadline.

Friday, 1 June 2012 - Following last night's convincing win for France over Serbia, concerns are over the fitness of Yann M'Vila, and his availability for the Finals after the midfielder suffered an ankle injury. He was helped from the pitch in tears in the sixth minute to be replaced by Alou Diarra, shortly after twisting his right ankle during a challenge. The 21-year-old left the stadium on crutches for tests before returning to the bench without them in the second half.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 - France ended their preparations with a third win in as many games. Karim Benzema struck twice, displaying a wily and clinical presence up front. Franck Ribéry and substitute Jérémy Ménez got the others as Les Bleus - unbeaten in their last 21 games - left for Ukraine with confidence high. Without the likes of Yann M'Vila, Blaise Matuidi and Steve Mandanda, who are nursing various niggles, Laurent Blanc's men beat Estonia 4-0.

Friday, 8 June 2012 - France look likely to be without Yann M'Vila for Monday's game. His recovery from an ankle sprain is taking its time. Team doctor Fabrice Bryand says "We are not optimistic for the 11th."

France Form: last six games
W D W W W W  f 12:a success: 91.7%
- 11 November 2011 - France 1 USA 0 [0-0]
Stade de France, ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint-Denis (70,018)
Rémy Fr HW
- 15 November 2011 - France 0 Belgium 0 [0-0]
Stade de France, ZAC du Cornillon Nord, Saint-Denis (52,825)
  HD
- 29 February 2012 - Germany 1 France 2 [0-1]
Weserstadion, Bremen (37,800)
Cacau
Giroud, Malouda
AW
- 27 May 2012 - France 3 Iceland 2 [0-2]
Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes (_)
Debucy, Ribéry, Rami
Bjarnason, Sigthórsson
HW
- 31 May 2012 - France 2 Serbia 0 [2-0]
Stade Auguste-Delaune II, Reims (19,000)
Ribéry, Malouda HW
- 5 June 2012 - France 4 Estonia 0 [ - ]
MMArena, Complexe Sud de Mulsanne, Le Mans (24,000)
Ribéry, Benzema (2), Ménez HW

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