Mexes named France captain against Norway

Updated: Aug 12, 2010, 09:50 AM IST

Oslo: Defender Philippe Mexes was named France captain by new coach Laurent Blanc to face Norway in a friendly international on Wednesday.

Blanc, who took none of the country`s World Cup squad members to Norway, relied on a largely experimental team for his first game in charge and France`s first outing since their shameful first-round exit from the 2010 finals in South Africa.

The 28-year-old AS Roma player will win his 14th cap against Norway.

Bureau Report