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5 Lyonnais called up by Raymond Domenech

Published on the 16 August 2007 à 14:46 by BV

5 Lyonnais figure in the list of 35 players called up by Raymond Domenech to take on Slovakia in a friendly clash: François Clerc, Anthony Réveillère, Sébastien Squillaci, Jérémy Toulalan and Karim Benzema.

The French A and A’ sides will take on their Slovakian counterparts on Tuesday August 21 (the A’ sides play at 19:00 in Senec) and Wednesday August 22 2007 (the A teams play at 21:00 in Trnava).
While Clerc, Réveillère, Squillaci and Toulalan are regulars in Raymond Domenech’s squads, Anthony Réveillère rejoins the national setup after an absence of almost 2 years. The OL right back last wore the blue shirt on November 12 2005 in a friendly against Germany (0-0).

François Clerc has 6 caps, Sébastien Squillaci 11, Jérémy Toulalan 4, Anthony Réveillère 5 and Karim Benzema 2.

Despite the departures of Abidal and Malouda, Olympique Lyonnais remains the most-represented club, ahead of Arsenal, Marseille, Barcelona and Chelsea, all of which have 3 players in the France squad.

Only one player in the announced squad has been called up for the first time: Sochaux’s Teddy Richert.

The complete squad:
Sébastien Frey (Fiorentina)
Mickael Landreau (PSG)
Ulrich Ramé (Bordeaux)
Teddy Richert (Sochaux)
Eric Abidal (Barcelona)
Jean-Alain Boumsong (Juventus Turin)
François Clerc (OL)
Patrice Evra (Manchester United)
William Gallas (Arsenal)
Gael Givet (Marseille)
Philippe Mexes (AS Rome)
Anthony Réveillère (OL)
Bakary Sagna (Arsenal)
Sébastien Squillaci (OL)
Lilian Thuram (Barcelona)
Jonathan Zebina (Juventus)
Abou Diaby (Arsenal)
Alou Diarra (Bordeaux)
Lassana Diarra (Chelsea)
Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal)
Claude Makelele (Chelsea)
Florent Malouda (Chelsea)
Rio Antonio Mavuba (Villareal)
Samir Nasri (Marseille)
Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)
Jérôme Rothen (PSG)
Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan)
Nicolas Anelka (Bolton)
Karim Benzema (OL)
Jimmy Briand (Rennes)
Djibril Cissé (OM)
Thierry Henry (Barcelona)
Frédéric Piquionne (Monaco)
David Trzéguet (Juventus)