Gallas gets green signal for Cup

Defender William Gallas was declared fit to play the World Cup for France and midfielder Lassana Diarra, who has been ruled out by illness, will not be replaced, coach Raymond Domenech said on Monday.

The 23 players still in Tignes, where France are on a week-long training camp, should become Domenech’s official 23-man squad.
“We trust the 23 players who are here,” Domenech, who has until June 1 to name his squad, said in a video posted on the French Football Federation’s website.
Domenech had taken 24 players to Tignes because of a question mark over the fitness of Gallas, who has been sidelined since late March with a calf muscle injury.
The 24 became 23 after Diarra was ruled out of the June 11 to July 11 finals in South Africa on Saturday because of a genetic blood disorder causing chronic fatigue. Gallas has been training normally for the past few days. “It’s complicated to take somebody out and we’ve had Lassana Diarra who’s had a real problem,” Domenech added. — Reuters

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