France coach Raymond Domenech has named his squad for next month’s Euro 2008 Group B qualifiers against Scotland and the Faroe Islands.
Domenech kept faith with Juventus striker David Trezeguet who had been critical of the coach for not using him more in the World Cup.
“We know him and we know what he is worth.
“He is a striker of international class. He is not suddenly going to become a B-rated player because his club was demoted.
“From what I have seen, he scores goals when he plays with his side. It’s rather good for his confidence.”
Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele, who had said he wanted to end his international career, has again been picked.
“I can only repeat myself,” Domenech said. “My duty is to pick the best players available. Claude is one of them. That’s it.”
Goalkeepers: Gregory Coupet (Lyon), Mickael Landreau (Paris St Germain)
Defenders: Lilian Thuram (Barcelona), William Gallas (Arsenal), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich), Eric Abidal (Lyon), Jean-Alain Boumsong (Juventus), Julien Escude (Sevilla), Francois Clerc (Lyon)
Midfielders: Claude Makelele (Chelsea), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon), Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan), Alou Diarra (Lyon)
Forwards: Franck Ribery (Marseille), Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Louis Saha (Manchester United), Sidney Govou (Lyon), Sylvain Wiltord (Lyon), David Trezeguet (Juventus), Florent Malouda (Lyon)