Captain Marcel Desailly will win his 104th cap in the friendly against Egypt next week after being recalled to the French national side.

Coach Jacques Santini has named an 18-man squad.

Desailly’s Chelsea team mate Emmanuel Petit returns after injury while Manchester United target Olivier Kapo is also recalled. J

uventus striker David Trezeguet and Fulham’s Steve Marlet are injured while Real Madrid duo Zinedine Zidane and Claude Makelele are omitted at the clubs request.

The full squad:
Defenders: William Gallas (Chelsea), Marcel Desailly (Chelsea) Bixente Lizarazu (Bayern Munich), Philippe Mexes (Auxerre), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich), Mikael Silvestre (Manchester United)
Strikers: Djibril Cisse (Auxerre), Sidney Govou (Lyon), Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Sylvain Wiltord (Arsenal)