France call up Reveillere and Cabaye
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Lyon right-back Anthony Reveillere and Lille midfielder Yohan Cabaye have been called into the France squad for their opening UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers.

The French Football Federation said today that Reveillere and Cabaye had been summoned due to "doubts about the fitness of Lassana Diarra".

Diarra played 90 minutes for Real Madrid in their 0-0 draw at Real Mallorca yesterday but a statement issued by Real after the game said the holding midfielder had injured his right leg.

France host Belarus in Paris on Friday before travelling to play Bosnia-Herzegovina on 7 September.

Reveillere's call-up means Laurent Blanc's 23-man squad now contains 10 players who participated at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

Cabaye made his France debut in their 2-1 friendly defeat in Norway on August 11, which was Blanc's first match in charge.

 

France squad

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

Defenders: Bakary Sagna (Arsenal/ENG), Adil Rami (Lille), Philippe Mexes (Roma/ITA), Mamadou Sakho (Paris Saint-Germain), Gael Clichy (Arsenal), Benoit Tremoulinas (Bordeaux), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon)

Midfielders: Abou Diaby (Arsenal), Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid/ESP), Yann Mvila (Rennes), Florent Malouda (Chelsea/ENG), Jeremy Menez (Roma), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille), Yohan Cabaye (Lille)

Forwards: Kevin Gameiro (Lorient), Guillaume Hoarau (Paris Saint-Germain), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Loic Remy (Marseille), Louis Saha (Everton/ENG)