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Wednesday, 26 March 2008
International Friendly Match

France 1 England 0 [1-0]

Match Summary
France Squad
England Squad

Team Records
   
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The Les Bleus Squad for the match agains England  March 2008
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Abidal, Éric Sylvain 11 July 1979 28 D FC Barcelona, Spain 32 0
Anelka, Nicolas Sébastien 14 March 1979 29 F Chelsea FC, England 44 11
Ben Arfa, Hatem
 حاتم بن عرفة
7 July 1987 20 F Olympique Lyonnais 5 1
Benzema, Karim Mostafa
 كريم بنزمّة
19 December 1987 20 F Olympique Lyonnais 9 3

Karim Benzema withdrew from the squad on 23 March, due to an ankle injury.

Bodmer, Mathieu 22 November 1982 25 M Olympique Lyonnais 0 0
Boumsong-Somkong, Jean-Alain 14 December 1979 28 D Olympique Lyonnais 22 1
Briand, Jimmy 2 August 1985 22 F Stade Rennes FC 0 0
Cissé, Djibril Motuwa 12 August 1981 26 F Olympique de Marseille 35 9
Clerc, François 18 April 1983 24 D Olympique Lyonnais 9 0
Clichy, Gaël 26 July 1985 22 D Arsenal FC, England 0 0
Coupet, Grégory 31 December 1972 35 G Olympique Lyonnais 28 0
Delpierre, Matthieu 26 April 1981 26 D VfB Stuttgart 1893 eV, Germany 0 0
Diarra, Alou 15 July 1981 26 M FC des Girondins de Bordeaux 12 0
Diarra, Lassana 10 March 1985 23 M Portsmouth FC, England 10 0
Escudé, Julien 17 August 1979 28 D Sevilla FC 6 0
Evra, Patrice Latyr 15 May 1981 26 D Manchester United FC, England 9 0
Flamini, Mathieu 7 March 1984 24 M Arsenal FC, England 1 0
Frey, Sébastien 18 March 1980 28 G ACF Fiorentina SpA, Italy 1 0

Sébastien Frey withdrew from the squad on 23 March, no reason specified.

Gallas, William Eric 17 August 1977 30 D Arsenal FC, England 60 2
Givet-Viaros, Gaël 9 October 1981 26 D Olympique de Marseille 12 0
Govou, Sidney Rodrigue Noukpo 27 July 1979 28 F Olympique Lyonnais 30 7
Henry, Thierry Daniel 17 August 1977 30 F FC Barcelona, Spain 98 44

Thierry Henry withdrew from the squad on 24 March, no reason specified.

Landreau, Mickaël Vincent André-Marie 14 May 1979 28 G Paris Saint-Germain FC 11 0
Lloris, Hugo 26 December 1986 21 G OGC de Nice-Côte d'Azur 0 0

Hugo Lloris replaced Sébastien Frey who withdrew from the squad on 23 March.

Makélélé Sinda, Claude 18 February 1973 35 M Chelsea FC, England 65 0
Malouda, Florent Johan 13 June 1980 27 F Chelsea FC, England 35 3
Mandanda, Steve 28 March 1985 22 G Olympique de Marseille 0 0
Mavuba, Rio Antonio Zoba 8 March 1984 (at sea) 24 M Lille Olympique SC, on loan from Villareal CF, Spain 6 0
Mexès, Philippe 30 March 1982 25 D AS Roma SpA, Italy 8 0
Nasri, Samir 26 June 1987 20 M Olympique de Marseille 7 2
Rami, Adil
 عادل رامي
27 December 1985 22 D Lille Olympique SC 0 0
Rémy, Loïc 2 January 1987 21 F RC Lens, on loan from Olympique Lyonnais 0 0

Loïc Rémy replaced Mathieu Valbuena and Thierry Henry, who withdrew from the squad on 23/24 March.

Réveillère, Anthony 10 November 1979 28 D Olympique Lyonnais 5 0

Anthony Réveillère replaced Bacary Sagna who withdrew from the squad on 23 March.

Ribéry, Franck Bilal 1 April 1983 24 F FC Bayern München AG, Germany 24 2
Rothen, Jérôme René Marcel 31 March 1978 29 M Paris Saint-Germain FC 13 1
Sagna, Bacary 14 February 1983 25 D Arsenal FC, England 2 0

Bacary Sagna withdrew from the squad on 23 March, due to an ankle injury.

Saha, Louis Laurent 8 August 1978 29 F Manchester United FC, England 18 4

Lois Saha withdrew from the squad on 20 March, no reason specified.

Sinama-Pongolle, Florent Stéphane 20 October 1984 23 F RC Recreativo de Huelva, Spain 0 0

Florent Sinama-Pongolle replaced Louis Saha who withdrew from the squad on 20 March, no reason specified.

Squillaci, Sébastien 11 August 1980 27 D Olympique Lyonnais 12 0
Thuram-Ulien, Ruddy Lilian 1 January 1972 36 D FC Barcelona, Spain 137 2
Toulalan, Jérémy 10 September 1983 24 M Olympique Lyonnais 10 0
Trezeguet, David Sergio 15 October 1977 30 F Juventus FC SpA, Italy 70 34

David Trezeguet replaced Karim Benzema who withdrew from the squad on 23 March.

Valbuena, Mathieu 28 September 1984 23 F Olympique de Marseille 0 0

Mathieu Valbuena withdrew from the squad on 23 March, due to a groin injury.

Vieira, Patrick Donalé 23 June 1976 31 M FC Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy 105 6

Patrick Vieira withdrew from the squad on 24 March, due to a thigh strain.

Squad details correct up to and including France's match against Spain on 10 February 2008.

Diary

Thursday, 20 March 2008 - Raymond Domenech has included ten Premier League players in his 39-man squad for next week's friendly against England in Paris, the day after an 'A' squad faces Mali in the capital. There is no place for David Trezeguet.  The Juventus ace, the leading scorer in Serie A, refuses to take part in 'A' fixtures, a stance that means he is unlikely to play at Euro 2008.  Domenech has also called up four new players.  In-form Lyon midfielder Matthieu Bodmer, 25, and 23-year-old forward Mathieu Valbuena of Marseille have earned their first call-ups as have centre-backs Mathieu Delpierre of Stuttgart, 26, and 22-year-old Adil Rami of Lille.

Friday, 21 March 2008 - Louis Saha withdrew from the squad.  The French federation did not give a reason for the Manchester United striker's withdrawal. Domenech again overlooked David Trezeguet in naming a 39-man squad, preferring to replace Saha with former Liverpool forward Florent Sinama-Pongolle.  The squad is Domenech's last before he unveils his 23 players for Euro 2008.

Sunday, 23 March 2008 - A spate of withdrawals:- David Trezeguet has replaced injured Karim Benzema.  Benzema sustained an ankle injury in his Olympique Lyon side's 4-2 home Ligue 1 win over Paris St Germain on Sunday.  Trezeguet has not played for France since a 1-0 defeat by Scotland in February last year in Paris. 

Arsenal defender Bakary Sagna has also pulled out.  Sagna limped off in the second half of Arsenal's 2-1 loss at Chelsea on Sunday.  Sagna is replaced by Lyon defender Anthony Reveillere.  Arsene Wenger said Sagna has hurt his ankle.

Fiorentina goalkeeper Sebastien Frey also pulled out for an undisclosed reason, and will be replaced by Nice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Marseille midfielder Mathieu Valbuena is out because of a groin strain.  Valbuena limped off in the first half of Marseille's 1-0 home loss to Sochaux in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Monday, 24 March 2008 - More withdrawals:- Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira have withdrawn.  Henry played all of Barcelona's 4-1 defeat of Real Valladolid on Sunday but has pulled out of the match in Paris due to an unspecified injury.  His absence means David Trezeguet could get a rare start. 

Patrick Vieira, the France captain, withdrew after failing to overcome a thigh strain. The Inter Milan midfielder said it was not a serious injury and expects to be back for his club's match against Lazio at the weekend.

Loic Remy, the Lens striker, has also been added to the squad. The 21-year-old replaces Mathieu Valbuena, who was forced to withdraw after suffering an adductor injury.

France Form: last six games
L W W D D L  f 12:a success: 50%
692 12 September 2007 - France 0 Scotland 1 [0-0]
Parc des Princes, Paris
  ECP HL
693 13 October 2007 - Faroe Islands 0 France 6 [0-2]
Tórsvølur International Stadium, Tórshavn
  AW
694 17 October 2007 - France 2 Lithuania 0 [0-0]
Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau, Nantes
  HW
695 16 November 2007 - France 2 Morocco 2 [1-1]
Stade de France, Saint-Denis, Paris
  Fr HD
696 21 November 2007 - Ukraine 2 France 2 [1-2]
Natsional´nyî Sportyvnyĭ Kompleks, Pechersk, Kyiv
  ECP AD
697 6 February 2008 - Spain 1 France 0 [0-0]
Stade de la Rosaleda, Malaga
  Fr AL

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