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Latest update : 2009-02-09

Saint-Étienne defender Mouhamadou Dabo (right on picture) has been called up by coach Raymond Domenech to join the French football squad for Wednesday's friendly game against Argentina after both Gael Clichy and Julien Escude pulled out.

REUTERS - St Etienne defender Mouhamadou Dabo was called up in the France squad to face Argentina in a friendly game on Wednesday (2000 GMT) in Marseille, the French federation (FFF) said on Monday.

 

France coach Raymond Domenech called up on Sunday Olympique Lyon defender Jean-Alain Boumsong after Arsenal's Gael clichy and Sevilla's Julien Escude pulled out.

 

The FFF did not elaborate on Escude and Clichy's withdrawals.
 

Revised squad:

Goalkeepers: Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille), Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyon), Cedric Carrasso (Toulouse).

Defenders: Eric Abidal (Barcelona), William Gallas (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AS Roma), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Mouhamadou Dabo (St Etienne), Rod Fanni (Stade Rennes), Sebastien Squillaci (Sevilla), Jean-Alain Boumsong (Olympique Lyon).

Midfielders: Jeremy Toulalan (Olympique Lyon), Alou Diarra (Girondins Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid), Samir Nasri (Arsenal), Yoann Gourcuff (Girondins Bordeaux)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Karim Benzema (Olympique Lyon), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Jimmy Briand (Stade Rennes)

Date created : 2009-02-09

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