Euro 2012: Younes Kaboul misses out on France squad

Younes Kaboul

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul has missed out on a place in France's Euro 2012 squad because of a knee injury.

The 26-year-old centre-back aggravated an old injury in Sunday's win over Fulham and so has not been included in the provisional 26-man squad.

Seven Premier League players, including Newcastle midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa are included, in the squad for England's group opponents.

Laurent Blanc will have to trim his selection down to 23 by 29 May.

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has missed out after breaking his leg in a game against Norwich earlier this month.

The other English-based players in the squad are Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny, Manchester City duo Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri, and Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda.

Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who celebrated his 23rd birthday on the day of the announcement, is in the France squad for the first time in his career.

They face Iceland before the squad is trimmed, followed by friendlies with Serbia and Estonia.

France are in Group D in Euro 2012 with England, Sweden and Ukraine.

Provisional France squad for Euro 2012

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), Mapou Yanga Mbiwa (Montpellier).

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Alou Diarra (Olympique Marseille), Yann Mvila (Stade Rennes), Yoann Gourcuff (Olympique Lyon), 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), Loic Remy (Olympique Marseille), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille).

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