France defender Gallas ruled fit for World Cup
France defender William Gallas was fit to play in the World Cup, coach Raymond Domenech said.
Paris: France defender William Gallas was declared fit to play in the World Cup and midfielder Lassana Diarra, who has been ruled out by illness, will not be replaced, coach Raymond Domenech said on Monday.
The 23 players still in Tignes, where France are in a week-long training camp, should become Domenech`s official 23-man squad.
"We trust the 23 players who are here," Domenech, who has until June 1 to name his squad, said in a video posted on the French Football Federation`s website.
Domenech had taken 24 players to Tignes because of a question mark over the fitness of Gallas, who has been sidelined since late March because of a calf muscle injury.
The 24 became 23 after Diarra was ruled out of the June 11-July 11 finals in South Africa on Saturday because of a genetic blood disorder causing chronic fatigue.
Gallas has been training normally for the past few days.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Girondins Bordeaux)
Defenders: Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), William Gallas (Arsenal), Eric Abidal (Barcelona), Sebastien Squillaci (Sevilla), Marc Planus (Girondins Bordeaux), Gael Clichy (Arsenal), Anthony Reveillere (Olympique Lyon)
Midfielders: Alou Diarra (Girondins Bordeaux), Jeremy Toulalan (Olympique Lyon), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Yoann Gourcuff (Girondins Bordeaux), Abou Diaby (Arsenal)
Forwards: Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Sidney Govou (Olympique Lyon), Djibril Cisse (Panathinaikos), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille)