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Dusautoir left out of France squad for England match

August 9, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Captain Thierry Dusautoir has been left out of France’s 25-man squad for its first World Cup warm-up match after picking up a knee injury during training earlier this week.

France plays the first of its three preparation matches for the tournament on Aug. 15 against England at Twickenham.

Dusautoir is expected to be fit when the teams face off again a week later at the Stade de France.

The World Cup, held in England and Wales, starts Sept. 18.

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France squad: Uini Atonio, Xavier Chiocci, Vincent Debaty, Nicolas Mas, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado, Dimitri Szarzewski, Alexandre Flanquart, Yoann Maestri, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Yannick Nyanga, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Loann Goujon, Louis Picamoles, Rory Kockott, Morgan Parra, Remi Tales, Francois Trinh-Duc, Alexandre Dumoulin, Gael Fickou, Remi Lamerat, Brice Dulin, Sofiane Guitoune, Yoann Huget, Scott Spedding.

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