There is now only 1 man extra in the
If William Gallas can not recover his calf injury by the end of May, he would be the defender to be axed from the squad. However, if he can return from injury in time, then one of the 7 defenders would be dropped. There is possibility that the axe will come on uncapped Marc Planus.
The players dropped from the 30-man squad are: goalkeeper Mickael Landreau, two defenders: Adil Rami and Rod Fanni, two midfielders: Hatem Ben Arfa and Yann M'Vila and forward Jimmy Briand. Mickael Landreau and Hatem Ben Arfa had the same fate before the Euro 2008.