Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul will miss France's Euro 2012 campaign with a knee injury and has not been included in France's preliminary squad of 26 players.Kaboul aggravated a long-standing knee problem in Spurs' season-closer with Fulham. "He's not fit to play in the Euro," said Laurent Blanc.
Blanc had already lost Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna to a broken leg. Yoann Gourcuff was a surprise inclusion having not played for Les Bleus since March 2011. Blanc, for whom the playmaker played his best football when they worked at Bordeaux.
Striker Loic Remy was named, but is not expected to be fit as his thigh injury rules him out for four weeks.
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).