Barthez out for France
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fabien Barthez has been forced out of the France squad through injury.Fabien Barthez has been forced out of the France squad to face Poland through injury.
The Marseille goalkeeper picked up a knee injury during the Ligue 1 encounter against Strasbourg on Saturday.
The problem is still troubling him and he has returned to l'OM for further treatment on the injury.
"I got a knock on my right kneecap during the match against Strasbourg (on Saturday)," said Barthez.
"There is a bruise. I'm going to start treatment here and go back to Marseille tonight."
The injury has led to a first international call-up for Parma keeper Sebastien Frey, although it is unlikely he will start against Poland.
Mickael Landreau is likely to start the game at Stade de France on Wednesday with Lyon's Gregory Coupet out with a thigh injury.
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