France duo land call up

Pair brought in as cover for injured Diarra

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France duo land call up

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Laurent Blanc has added Yohan Cabaye and Anthony Reveillere to the France squad for their opening Euro 2012 qualifiers.

Lille midfielder Cabaye and Lyon right-back Reveillere have been called up as replacements for Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, who is out with a leg injury.

"There is one player who has been ruled out, Lassana Diarra," said head coach Blanc.

"As Lassana could cover two positions as defensive midfielder and right-back, we decided it would be better to call up two players."

Diarra played 90 minutes for Real Madrid during their 0-0 draw at Real Mallorca on Sunday, but a club statement after the match said the holding midfielder had damaged his right leg.

Les Bleus host Belarus in Paris on Friday before travelling to face Bosnia and Herzegovina four days later.

Reveillere featured in the France World Cup squad, meaning Blanc's party now includes 10 members of the side that crashed out in the group stages this summer following a dismal campaign.

Cabaye made his international debut in Blanc's first game as coach against Norway earlier this month.