France coach Raymond Domenech has named a 24-man squad to face Greece in a friendly international at the Stade de France next Wednesday.
Domenech has included nine players from French league leaders Lyon as he looks for a confidence boosting victory in the wake of France’s disappointing defeat to Scotland last month.
Teenage striker Gonzalo Higuain has been called up by Domenech. The 18-year-old striker who plays for River Plate in Argentina, was born in France and has Argentinian parents.
Goalkeepers: Gregory Coupet (Lyon), Mickael Landreau (Paris St Germain)
Defenders: Eric Abidal (Lyon), Francois Clerc (Lyon), Julien Escude (Seville), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Wiliam Gallas (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (Roma), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich), Lilian Thuram (Barcelona)
Midfielders: Alou Diarra (Lyon), Sidney Govou (Lyon), Gonzalo Higuain (River Plate), Claude Makelele (Chelsea), Florent Malouda (Lyon), Rio Mavuba (Bordeaux), Franck Ribery (Marseille), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon), Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan), Sylvain Wiltord (Lyon)
Strikers: Nicolas Anelka (Bolton Wanderers), Karim Benzema (Lyon), Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Louis Saha (Manchester United).