(Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineups for the 2014 World Cup European Group I clash between Georgia and France tonight.
Among the starters for France tonight are Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, who has been partnered with Arsenal in-form striker Olivier Giroud in the attack.
Aggressive winger Franck Ribery is also in the French starting team, while Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra and Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna both start in the back line, along with Laurent Koscielny and Eric Abidal.
Mathieu Debuchy, Adil Rami, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and Andre-Pierre Gignac are all on the substitutes’ bench.
France and Spain currently command Group I and are expected to qualify for Brazil from the group.
Georgia v France
Georgia: Loria, Grigalava, Lobjanidze, Kashia, Amisulashvili, Khubutia, Kankava, Ananidze, Okriashvili, Kobakhidze, Gelashvili
Subs: Revishvili, Targamadze, Modebadze, Dvalishvili, Popkhadze, Tomashvili, Grigalashvili, Dzaria, Khizanishvili, Dolidze, Tskhadadze, Kvaskhvadze
France: Lloris, Evra, Sagna, Koscielny, Abidal, Valbuena, Sissoko, Guilavogui, Ribery, Giroud, Benzema
Subs: Mandanda, Debuchy, Rami, Clichy, Nasri, Mangala, Gignac, Payet, Gonalons, Landreau
Referee: Firat Aydinus (Turkey)