Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny pulls out of France squad with injury


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

Koscielny was given permission to miss tomorrow's friendly international and 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.

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