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Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny Called Into France Team To Face Brazil; Patrice Evra Snubbed

Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny is the big surprise in the squad France boss Laurent Blanc has gathered to face Brazil on February 9, though former national team captain Patrice Evra has been overlooked.

There had been great speculation in the media as to whether the Manchester United left-back would be involved after leading the World Cup squad into a strike during the summer, and despite being named in the pre-selection pool, the 29-year-old has been somewhat surprisingly overlooked.

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