First French call for Faubert
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Raymond Domenech has freshened up his France squad for the friendly with Bosnia.
France coach Raymond Domenech has freshened up his squad for next week's friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Domenech has brought in several young players to replace the older heads who featured in Les Bleus' run to the World Cup final last month.
Bordeaux midfielder Julien Faubert has been called up for the first time, while Jeremy Toulalan, who was a late addition for the game against Slovakia earlier this year, is also involved.
Other players to be picked who sat out the World Cup are Lyon full back Francois Clerc, Roma centre half Philippe Mexes and Bordeaux midfielder Rio Mavuba.
Among those who represented Les Bleus in Germany to be missing is goalkeeper Fabien Barthez as he has yet to fix himself up with a new club.
Zinedine Zidane has retired from professional football, while Claude Makelele has stopped playing for his country.
Lilian Thuram has been omitted as he still mulls over his future, while there is also no place for Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre and unsettled Wigan full back Pascal Chimbonda.
The friendly with Bosnia takes place on Wednesday August 16 in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.
France squad: Gregory Coupet (Lyon), Mickael Landreau (Paris Saint Germain); Eric Abidal, Francois Clerc (Lyon), Jean-Alain Boumsong (Newcastle), William Gallas (Chelsea), Gael Givet (Monaco), Philippe Mexes (Roma), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich); Alou Diarra (Lens), Julien Faubert, Rio Mavuba (Bordeaux), Florent Malouda, Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon), Patrick Vieira (Internazionale); Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Franck Ribery (Marseille), Louis Saha (Manchester United), David Trezeguet (Juventus), Sylvain Wiltord (Lyon).