[Teams] France vs Russia: Arsenal Duo Rested But Man Utd Ace Starts

By on March 29, 2016

France entertain Russia in a friendly at the Stade De France this evening and as usual there is plenty of Premier League interest in the game.

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny gets a rest as he makes way for Liverpool star Mamadou Sakho at the heart of defence with Manchester City’s Bacary Sagna also getting a run-out.

Olivier Giroud also gets a breather as Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial joins Andre-Pierre Gignac up front for the hosts with support from Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris starts in goal while West Ham’s Dimitri Payet and Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye are among the substitutes.

Here are the line-ups:

France

Lloris, Evra, Sakho, Varane, Sagna, Diarra, Kanté, Pogba, Griezmann, Martial, Gignac.

Subs: Giroud, Koscielny, Mandana, Costil, Digne, Jallet, Mathieu, Cabaye, Matuidi, Sissoko, Coman, Payet

Russia

Akinfeev – Zhirkov, V. Berezutsky, A. Berezutsky, Kuzmin – Shirokov, Dzagoev, Golovin, Shatov – Kokorin, Dzyuba

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