Forward Olivier Giroud on France roster vs US



PARIS (AP) — Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud has been selected for France’s roster for the first time for exhibition games against the United States on Nov. 11 and Belgium four days later.

Giroud leads the French league with eight goals.

France, which already has qualified for next year’s European Championship, has a 15-game unbeaten streak.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille).

Defenders: Eric Abidal (Barcelona, Spain), Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal, England), Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia, Spain), Adil Rami (Valencia, Spain), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon), Mamadou Sakho (Paris Saint-Germain).

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle, England), Alou Diarra (Marseille), Yann M’Vila (Rennes), Florent Malouda (Chelsea, England), Marvin Martin (Sochaux), Samir Nasri (Manchester City, England).

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, Spain), Kevin Gameiro (Paris Saint-Germain), Olivier Giroud (Montpellier), Jeremy Menez (Paris Saint-Germain), Loic Remy (Marseille), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich. Germany)