home      service centre   |   publications   |   football family   |   competitions   

Uncapped Gallas named in France squad for Euro qualifiers

© Reuters 2002

PARIS, Oct 3 (Reuters) - France coach Jacques Santini has named uncapped defender William Gallas of Chelsea in his squad for the Euro 2004 group one qualifiers against Slovenia and Malta later this month.

Gallas, 25, was part of the team that won the European under-18 championship in 1996 and played for three years with Olympique Marseille before joining Chelsea for the 2001-2002 season.

Another surprise inclusion was midfielder Olivier Dacourt of Leeds United, who has only played three times for France.

Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez is back in the squad after injury.

Defender Philippe Christanval is omitted despite playing in the 2-1 defeat of Cyprus that opened France's Euro 2004 campaign on September 7.

Midfielder Emmanuel Petit, striker Djibril Cisse and defender Bixente Lizarazu are the other main absentees through injury.

France play Slovenia in Paris on October 12 and Malta in Valletta on October 16.

Goalkeepers: Fabien Barthez (Manchester United), Gregory Coupet (Olympique Lyon).

Defenders: Jeremy Brechet (Olympique Lyon), Marcel Desailly (Chelsea), William Gallas (Chelsea), Philippe Mewes (Auxerre), Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich), Mikael Silvestre (Manchester United), Lilian Thuram (Juventus).

Midfielders: Eric Carriere (Olympique Lyon), Bruno Cheryou (Liverpool), Olivier Dacourt (Leeds United), Olivier Kapo (AJ Auxerre), Claude Makelele (Real Madrid), Patrick Vieira (Arsenal), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).

Strikers: Sidney Govou (Olympique Lyon), Thierry Henry (Arsenal), Steve Marlet (Fulham), Sylvain Wiltord (Arsenal).

Reports provided by

Thursday, 10 October
Greece's Patsatzoglou to miss Euro qualifier in Ukraine
Bulgaria wait on injured captain Balakov
Germany fly to Bosnia without Ballack, Metzelder
African Nations Cup scorers
Lightweight contenders face tough Nations Cup scrutiny
Trimmed Israel squad of 20 leaves for Euro clash in Malta
Held's Malta squad troubled by injuries
Bayern reach compensation deal with DFB on Deisler
Chievo's Lanna called up as Coco drops out of Italy squad
Bulajic to miss Euro qualifier due to knee injury
Miyamoto out of Jamaica friendly with knee injury
Euro 2004 qualifying group fixtures/standings
Early but vital days on the road to Euro 2004
Surprised Neville raring to make England return
No favourite for job as Mexico coach
Wednesday, 9 October
Andorra squad for Euro 2004 qualifier against Belgium
Armenia squad for Euro 2004 qualifier
Raul set to recover in time to play Euro 2004 qualifier
Ecuador recall Capurro for friendlies
Iceland squad for Euro 2004 qualifiers
Lens's Moreira replaces Trezeguet in France squad
Turkey showers soccer team in gold
Albania keeper Beqaj doubtful for qualifier with injury
Beckham, Campbell and Cole miss England training
Betis defender Juanito called up to Spain squad
Botswana drop Selolwane from Nations Cup squad
S. Korea and Iran set for semi-final
Eriksson lauds England but plays down Euro 2004 chances
Scolari makes good impression in Mexico interview
Tuesday, 8 October
Trezeguet returns to France as Kapo pulls out
Liechtenstein coach names 21-man squad for Turkey game
Sick Campbell deals fresh fitness blow to England
Bowyer disappointed by England snub
Striker Olisadebe out of Poland squad
Azerbaijan name squad for Finland qualifier
African football digest
Georgia drop captain Nemsadze for Russia qualifier
England to assess Beckham fitness as squad gathers
Iran's Daei flies home after father's death
Monday, 7 October
Zico names Europe-based players in Japan squad
Anthuenis names three uncapped players in Belgium squad
Sevilla hope to avoid ground ban after derby incidents
Swaziland 0 Lesotho 0 - friendly international result
Sunday, 6 October
Macedonia striker Hristov to miss qualifier with England
Algeria name six from Europe in Nations Cup squad
Morocco strengthen squad for African Nations Cup game
Saturday, 5 October
Iran, Kuwait and Japan into quarters
Petkov to miss Bulgaria Euro 2004 qualifiers
Friday, 4 October
Greece squad for Euro 2004 qualifiers
English FA demand action over racist abuse
Werder's Borowski wins call-up to Germany squad
Croatia squad for Euro 2004 qualifier v Bulgaria
Hajto, Zielinski back in Poland squad for Euro qualifier
Werder Bremen's Borowski gets call-up to Germany squad
Vachousek named in Czech squad for Euro qualifiers
South African coach criticises Radebe over missed games
German set to coach Iraq

  Copyright © 1994-2002 FIFA. All rights reserved.
  Copyright © 1994-2002 En-Linea, Inc. All rights reserved.