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Monday, May 17, 2010

Raymond Domenech Cut France World Cup Squad to 24

There is now only 1 man extra in the France squad for the World Cup 2010. Coach Raymond Domenech has recently reduced the squad to 24 by excluding 6 players from the 30-man squad announced last week. In fact, there is just one defender extra who will be dropped by 1 June, the FIFA deadline for the teams to submit their final squad. Domenech has kept the extra man as the back up for injured defender William Gallas.

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.

Earlier, France coach Raymond Domenech created surprise by not including Arsenal youngster Aaron Ramsey in the 30-man squad. France was the finalists of last world cup in Germany, but the Les Bleus suffered a shocking first round exit in Euro 2008.

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