Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

No strategy and a beige suit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014

Read more

ENCORE!

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

Read more

#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

Read more

  • EU leaders choose Tusk and Mogherini for top jobs, discuss Russia sanctions

    Read more

  • Dozens of UN peacekeepers still held by Syrian jihadists

    Read more

  • Opposition protesters clash with Pakistani police outside PM's house

    Read more

  • Austerity row overshadows French Socialist’s annual rally

    Read more

  • Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life

    Read more

  • Ceasfire allows Gaza families to relax on the beach

    Read more

  • S. Africa condemns 'military coup' in Lesotho

    Read more

  • Kerry calls for 'coalition of nations' to battle IS militants

    Read more

  • Ukrainian plane with seven on board crashes in Algeria

    Read more

  • Exclusive: Fabius warns Russia of more sanctions

    Read more

  • IMF backs Lagarde amid French corruption probe

    Read more

  • Ebola drug ‘ZMapp’ heals all monkeys in study

    Read more

  • British killer escapes from French psychiatric hospital

    Read more

  • Police hunt for British boy with brain tumour taken to France

    Read more

  • Ukraine to relaunch NATO membership bid

    Read more

  • Suriname leader’s son pleads guilty to courting Hezbollah

    Read more

  • Mapping Ukraine: Canada and Russia in ‘tweet for tat’ row

    Read more

Henry joins French casualty list

Latest update : 2008-03-25

French striker Thierry Henry will not play against England in a friendly because of an injury. He joins a long list of casualties for the French team, including Patrick Vieira and Lyon's young star, Karim Benzema.

France will be depleted by injuries when they face England in a friendly on Wednesday after striker Thierry Henry and captain Patrick Vieira added their names to a long casualty list on Monday.

Henry pulled out of the game at the Stade de France because of an unspecified injury, a French team spokesman said.

Inter Milan midfielder Vieira, who is hampered by a sore thigh muscle, said he would not play.

"I'm feeling better but not enough to play on Wednesday," Vieira told reporters at France's training camp outside Paris "It's very frustrating."

France coach Raymond Domenech, who last week named a 39-man squad both for the England match and a game between France's B side and Mali on Tuesday in Paris, has seen many of them pull out since.

"It's a nuisance to have so many players injured but it's better to have the problem now than just before Euro 2008," said Vieira.

Karim Benzema withdrew on Sunday after hurting his left ankle in Olympique Lyon's 4-2 Ligue 1 win over Paris St Germain.

David Trezeguet replaced him in the squad and is expected to start against England alongside Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka.

"I've played many times with David and it worked well," Anelka told reporters. "He's an excellent striker. If we were to be paired, that would suit me."

Uncapped Racing Lens forward Loic Remy, 21, replaces Henry in the squad but is unlikely to start against England.

Marseille forward Mathieu Valbuena and Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna are also unavailable for selection because of injury worries.

Date created : 2008-03-24

COMMENT(S)