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Domenech picks Marseille's Valbuena but leaves Ben Arfa behind

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-05-17

France coach Raymond Domenech announced his 24-man World Cup squad Monday: Marseille's Mathieu Valbuena (centre) and Bordeaux keeper Cédric Carrasso will travel to South Africa, but Hatem Ben Arfa and veteran Mickaël Landreau did not make the cut.

AFP - France coach Raymond Domenech on Monday announced his World Cup squad from which only one player, likely to be a defender, will be omitted in the coming days.

A 24-man squad, whittled down from a list of 30 revealed last week, will next week take part in a three-day training camp at altitude in the French ski resort of Tignes.

Domenech is scheduled to announce his definitive 23-man squad on May 27, prior to their departure for a second training camp in Tunisia.

Among the most notable absentees from the 24-man squad are Marseille striker Hatem Ben Arfa and goalkeeper Mickael Landreau.


Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux)

Defenders: William Gallas (Arsenal/ENG), Eric Abidal (Barcelona/ESP), Bakary Sagna (Arsenal/ENG), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/ENG), Gael Clichy (Arsenal/ENG), Marc Planus (Bordeaux), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon), Sebastien Squillaci (Sevilla/ESP)

Midfielders: Abou Diaby (Arsenal/ENG), Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid/ESP), Yoann Gourcuff (Bordeaux), Florent Malouda (Chelsea/ENG), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon)

Strikers: Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea/ENG), Djibril Cisse (Panathinaikos/GRE), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse), Sidney Govou (Lyon), Thierry Henry (Barcelona/ESP), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)


 

Date created : 2010-05-17

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