France coach Laurent Blanc has named part of his preliminary squad for this summer's European Championships.
So far, Blanc has selected 12 players that do not play in Ligue 1 and are currently based overseas.
Those that are domestic-based are expected to be called up next Tuesday.
France's foreign-based Euro 2012 squad:
Defenders: Gael Clichy (Manchester City), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Younes Kaboul (Tottenham), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AC Milan), Adil Rami (Valencia)
Midfield: Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)
Strikers: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Laurent Blanc names part of French squad
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