Squad details correct
up to and including France's match against
Estonia on 5 June 2012.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012 - Hatem Ben Arfa is the notable inclusion in a list of twelve players plying their trade outside of Ligue 1 who will contribute to Laurent Blanc's final 23-man squad. To complete the squad from which Blanc will choose his party for the tournament, the 46-year-old will release a second list, composed solely of domestic-based players, on Tuesday. Explaining the selection process, Blanc said: "We have a peculiarity in France in that the league ends after the other major leagues. Many of the players abroad will stop on 13 May. For this reason, and to keep them involved, we have drafted an initial list containing some of them."
Sunday, 13 May 2012 - Loic Remy could miss the Finals after sustaining an adductor muscle injury during Olympique Marseille's Ligue 1 game against Auxerre today. Remy, who asked to be replaced in the 50th minute after he pulled up, suffered a "serious" injury, according to French tv channel Canal+. He was poised to be named in France's preliminary squad on Tuesday.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 - Laurent Blanc has included uncapped defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in his 26-man provisional squad after Younès Kaboul was forced to withdraw with a knee injury. Kaboul has paid the price for suffering a recurrence of a knee complaint during Tottenham Hotspur FC's final Premier League match of the season on Sunday.
Thursday, 24 May 2012 - Preparations began today following the arrival of 14 domestic-based players at Clairefontaine. Franck Ribéry is the only player yet to arrive, while Loïc Rémy has declared himself "confident" of recovering from a thigh injury in time for France's opener against England.
Saturday, 26 May 2012 - Loïc Rémy has been forced to withdraw from the squad due to his thigh injury. The 25-year-old was part of the initial 26-man squad and medical staff had been optimistic he would recover from his torn muscle. However, a scan yesterday showed the healing process was not advancing as quickly as hoped.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 - Laurent Blanc chose to leave behind newcomer Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and midfielder Yoan Gourcuff when confirming his final squad a few minutes before the deadline.
Friday, 1 June 2012 - Following last night's convincing win for France over Serbia, concerns are over the fitness of Yann M'Vila, and his availability for the Finals after the midfielder suffered an ankle injury. He was helped from the pitch in tears in the sixth minute to be replaced by Alou Diarra, shortly after twisting his right ankle during a challenge. The 21-year-old left the stadium on crutches for tests before returning to the bench without them in the second half.
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 - France ended their preparations with a third win in as many games. Karim Benzema struck twice, displaying a wily and clinical presence up front. Franck Ribéry and substitute Jérémy Ménez got the others as Les Bleus - unbeaten in their last 21 games - left for Ukraine with confidence high. Without the likes of Yann M'Vila, Blaise Matuidi and Steve Mandanda, who are nursing various niggles, Laurent Blanc's men beat Estonia 4-0.
Friday, 8 June 2012 - France look likely to be without Yann M'Vila for Monday's game. His recovery from an ankle sprain is taking its time. Team doctor Fabrice Bryand says "We are not optimistic for the 11th."