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FIFA World Cup 2010: France 23 Man Squad

France coach Raymond Domenech said on Monday that the squad of 23 men training at Tignes would make up the nation’s 2010 FIFA World Cup 23 man squad.

The decision for the coach, who had 24 men training prior to last week, was made easier when Lassana Diarra had an injury. William Gallas had originally been the major injury worry, but the Arsenal defender has been passed fit to travel to the tournament.

It is another Arsenal player, Nasri, however, who has led to the most vociferous criticism of this squad selection, with many alarmed at the player failing to be picked even for the earlier squad.

France have a strong squad, however, with a number of talented players who this year reached the latter stages of the UEFA Champions League, such as young Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and attacking midfielder Franck Ribery, who are a couple of the nation’s brighter lights set to shine this summer.

Ribery in particular will be looking to feature in some special moments after missing the Champions League Final due to suspension.

France 23 Man Squad – FIFA World Cup 2010

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

Defenders: Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), William Gallas (Arsenal), Eric Abidal (Barcelona), Sebastien Squillaci (Sevilla), Marc Planus (Girondins Bordeaux), Gael Clichy(Arsenal), Anthony Reveillere (Olympique Lyon)

Midfielders: Alou Diarra(Girondins Bordeaux), Jeremy Toulalan (Olympique Lyon), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Yoann Gourcuff (Girondins Bordeaux), Abou Diaby (Arsenal), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse), Sidney Govou (Olympique Lyon), Djibril Cisse (Panathinaikos), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille)

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16 comments

  1. I thk they should win since i got France in my school 2010 sweepstake….
    i wanna win and i thk France deserve it too…..
    🙂

  2. i think they should win….

  3. the world cup srsrts on my birthday

  4. abhay kanolkar

    they missing a benzema
    henry and anelka should not play in a same match because they are the paly maker
    they should play with a different striker

  5. i tnk france deserve to b in world cup

  6. benzema is better than cisse and henry for god sake frm jullen amponsah tabi

    jullen amponsah tabi i think benzema is better than cisse and henry for god sake

  7. Benzema is beta dan henry and cise 4 God sake

  8. pankaj ramnath dhumal

    Hey , France is my favorite team. This is very tough champion ship. But i would like to see france in the Final . I miss my fav footbal player Zidan. But dont worry our Henry would create his space. So i would like to give ALL THE BEST TO FRANCE.
    I WANT YOU TO BE CHAMPION OF 2010!!!
    GO GO GO

  9. that was not a perfect selection from Raymond Domenech. where is samir nasri and karim benzama? can they be in last 16 without this two important players? otherwise france have great player.

  10. I DONT THINK FRANCE CAN WIN THE WORLD CUP.THEY HAVE GOOD PLAYERS BUT THEY DONT HAVE A GOOD COACH.I THINK BRAZIL WILL WIN THE WORLD CUP

  11. France is the best squad they will win worl cup surely.

  12. i think this is the best we are looking foward to this cup

    • nice one france, but where is Saidof in that mid? anyway, this is one of the best 23 men squad to be in SA. ” up the Blues”

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