France drops Evra for Ukraine match at Euro 2012

France coach Laurent Blanc has dropped former captain Patrice

Evra and midfielder Florent Malouda for the team’s European

Championship match against Ukraine on Friday.

Gael Clichy takes Evra’s place at left back and Jeremy Menez

starts on the right wing, with Samir Nasri dropping down to right

midfield in the Group D match.

Alou Diarra keeps his place in the center of a three-man

midfield despite Yann M’Vila being available to play.

France goes into the game looking for its first win at Euro 2012

after an opening 1-1 draw with England.