France recall Desailly, rest Zidane

April 24, 2003
By Jean-Paul Couret
PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) - France have recalled captain Marcel Desailly and midfielder Emmanuel Petit for their international friendly against Egypt at the Stade de France next Wednesday.Desailly, who missed France's last two Euro 2004 qualifiers against Malta and Israel because of a hip injury, will regain the captain's armband from Zinedine Zidane.The 35-year-old central defender is set to earn his 104th cap for the European champions against Egypt, breaking the record of his former team mate ...

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