France received a timely pre-FIFA World Cup™ boost when centre-back William Gallas played a full part in training as he seeks to prove his fitness in time for the tournament.

The Arsenal defender, who has been sidelined by a calf injury since 31 March, looked comfortable as he took part in all the ball exercises carried out by the team.

Defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra missed the training session with an intestinal problem exacerbated by the high altitude. Nineteen players took part in training on Friday, with the three goalkeepers training separately and Chelsea's Florent Malouda back in London until Sunday in anticipation of the birth of his fourth child.

Centre-back Sebastien Squillaci returned to the team hotel after the warm-up to rest as he played for Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey final on Wednesday in Spain.