Gallas fit for France`s final warm-up

Johannesburg: Centre back William Gallas is recovering from a stomach ache and should be fit to play in France`s final World Cup warm-up against China on Friday, coach Raymond Domenech said on Thursday.

Gallas, who had been a doubtful starter for the June 11-July 11 finals because of a calf injury, missed Wednesday`s training session in the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion because of a stomach ache.

"He`s really well," Domenech told reporters on Thursday.

The coach`s original plan was for Gallas to play the whole match against China but he may adjust his thinking.

"We have to take into account the fact he`s been ill," Domenech said on Thursday.

France face hosts South Africa, Mexico and Uruguay in World Cup Group A.

Bureau Report

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