Euro 2012: Yoann Gourcuff dropped by France

Yoann Gourcuff
Yoann Gourcuff

Yoann Gourcuff has been left out of France's squad for Euro 2012.

The midfielder, 25, who has been a regular since making his debut in 2008 but failed to impress in the 3-2 win over Iceland at the weekend, has struggled for domestic form with Lyon this season.

Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa also failed to make Laurent Blanc's final selection for Poland and Ukraine.

Marseille striker Loic Remy had already been ruled out with a thigh problem.

Blanc has included seven Premier League players in his squad, which includes 12 France-based players.

France begin the tournament against England on 11 June.

France squad:

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

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

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

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

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