France midfielder Jeremy Toulalan and central defender Eric Abidal have both been ruled out of Wednesday's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ play-off second leg tie against Republic of Ireland because of injury.

Toulalan has a groin injury while Abidal, who started Saturday's first leg in Dublin which France won 1-0, has a thigh problem. The eventual winner of Wednesday's Stade de France clash will qualify for South Africa 2010.