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Koscielny out of France squad

August 14, 2012
By ESPN staff

Laurent Koscielny has been taken out of the France squad to play Uruguay because of the calf injury sustained in Arsenal's friendly win over Cologne last weekend.

Laurent Koscielny is one of three central defenders in the France squad
GettyImagesLaurent Koscielny was part of France's squad at Euro 2012

Koscielny was given permission to miss Wednesday's match to return to London after tests at the France training camp yesterday revealed the problem.

Coach Didier Deschamps will not call up a replacement for the match in Le Havre, the former Chelsea midfielder's first at the helm.