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Josuha Guilavogui, Benoit Costil called up for France friendlies

Josuha Guilavogui, Benoit Costil called up for France friendlies

France coach Didier Deschamps on Sunday called up Josuha Guilavogui and Benoit Costil for friendlies against Brazil and Denmark in place of injured Maxime Gonalons and Hugo Lloris.

Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons suffered a thigh injury in Saturday`s loss at Lyon while Tottenham`s Lloris was stretchered off after sustaining a deep gash to his right leg in the 4-3 Premier League win over Leicester.

"I felt a pain behind my thigh," said Gonalons.

"We`re waiting for tests but it doesn`t feel very good. It`s the first time this has happened to me and I hope it`s not too nasty."

Wolfsburg`s Guilavogui, 26, who has six caps for France, is now in the squad to play in the ties against Brazil on March 26 at the Stade de France in Paris and against Denmark three days later in St-Etienne.
23-man France squad

Goalkeepers: Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Stephane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne), Benoit Costil (Rennes)

Defenders: Patrice Evra (Juventus/ITA), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/ENG), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City/ENG), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool/ENG), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP), Benoît Tremoulinas (Sevilla/ESP), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea/ENG)

Midfielders: Josuha Guilavogui (Wolfsburg), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco), Blaise Matuidi (Paris SG), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle/ENG), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton/ENG), Dimitri Payet (Marseille)

Strikers: Mathieu Valbuena (Dynamo Moscow/RUS), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG)

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