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FIFA World Cup 2010: France Name 30 Man Provisional Squad

France have named their 30 man provisional squad for this summer’s 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

There is to be no final World Cup for Manchester City’s Patrick Viera, though Barcelona’s Thierry Henry is named at the 30 man stage by coach Raymond Domenech.

French playmaker Franck Ribery will make up for missing the UEFA Champions League Final with Bayern Munich through suspension as he looks certain to be in the final squad of 23, though it is likely that a number of other forwards named will miss out: there are 8 front men in the 30 strong provisional list.

France’s Provisional Squad – World Cup 2010

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

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

Midfielders: Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid), Alou Diarra(Girondins Bordeaux), Jeremy Toulalan (Olympique Lyon), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Yoann Gourcuff (Girondins Bordeaux), Abou Diaby (Arsenal), Yann M’Vila (Stade Rennes)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Sidney Govou (Olympique Lyon), Djibril Cisse (Panathinaikos), Hatem Ben Arfa (Olympique Marseille), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille), Jimmy Briand (Stade Rennes)

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7 comments

  1. france have a good team but where is benzema one of the youngest best player

  2. where is nasari benzema that is a rubbish team

  3. horrible team, where is nasri,benzema,viera…have they gon nuts??

  4. D exclusion of Nasri is a huge mistake. Nasri is 1player dat has done alot (@ club level) to earn a place in SA 2010.

  5. wow they put Henry but didnt put nasri…… realllyyy -_-
    they put Yam Villa and Dijibril Cisse and didnt put NASRI or Vieraa … no wonder they never win challenges like wars or competitions …. rofllll

  6. Nasri? Ou’est Nasri? Where the heck is Nasri? Big, Big Mistake. France are doomed this year!

    • lmao bro i was gona say teh exact say thing. where the hell is nasri??. also putting benzzema out is a big mistake as well. tehy put cisse in. wtf???

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