Arsenal’s Sami Nasri has been called up to France’s squad for this week’s friendly against Sweden after the withdrawal of Marseille midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.
“Physically I’m tired, three matches in a week, it’s not easy with a return like that. As well I hurt my adductors,” said Ben Arfa after helping his side to a 4-0 win over Auxerre in the French league on Sunday.
Revised France squad:
Goalkeepers: Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Hugo Lloris (Lyon);
Defenders: Jean-Alain Boumsong (Lyon), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), William Gallas (Arsenal), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Rod Fanni (Rennes), Philippe Mexes (Roma), Gael Clichy (Arsenal);
Midfielder: Mathieu Flamini (Milan), Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Samir Nasri (Arsenal), Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Yoann Gourcuff (Bordeaux), Sidney Govou (Lyon);
Strikers: Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Karim Benzema (Lyon).