Five OL players called up by France
The OL players Hugo Lloris, Jean-Alain Boumsong, Aly Cissokho, Jérémy Toulalan and Sidney Govou have been called up by the Frencvh national team coach. Also of note are the first call-ups for Mickaël Ciani (Bordeaux) and Benoit Cheyrou (Marseille).
This opposition between two sides who have qualified for the 2010 World Cup will be the 30th confrontation between France and Spain, with 12 victories for the "Bleus" against 11 for Spain. The two sides have drawn on 6 occasions.
The list of players called up:
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Cédric Carrasso (Bordeaux).
Defenders: Jean-Alain Boumsong, Julien Escudé (FC Sevilla/SP), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/GB), Bakary Sagna (Arsenal/GB), Adil Rami (Lille), Mickaël Ciani (Bordeaux), Aly Cissokho, Rod Fanni (Rennes)
Midfielders: Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid/SP), Jérémy Toulalan, Yoann Gourcuff (Bordeaux), Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich/D), Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse), Florent Malouda (Chelsea/GB), Benoît Cheyrou (Marseille), Hatem Ben Arfa (Marseille)
Forwards: Thierry Henry (Barcelone/SP), Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea/GB), Sidney Govou, Loïc Rémy (Nice), Louis Saha (Everton/GB).