Les Bleus recall Trezeguet to face Slovakians

August 16, 2007

David Trezeguet has been brought back into the France squad for the away matches against Slovakia and Slovakia 'A' next week.

Trezeguet was largely ignored by Les Bleus coach Raymond Domenech last season while the striker continued to ply his trade in Serie B with Juventus.

Juve are now back in Italy's top flight, and Trezeguet finds himself back in Domenech's plans once again.

With the French facing games against Slovakia 'A' in Senec on Tuesday and then the country's first team a day later in Trnava, Domenech has named an enlarged 35-man squad for the trip.

Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira, who have both not played for France since the 1-0 friendly defeat to Argentina on February 7, are back fit and are named in the squad.

Paris St Germain midfielder Jerome Rothen and Juventus centre-half Jean-Alain Boumsong return to the international fold after spells out of the reckoning, while inexperienced Arsenal trio Mathieu Flamini, Bacary Sagna and Abou Diaby also make the party.

France squad: Sebastien Frey (Fiorentina), Mickael Landreau (Paris St Germain), Ulrich Rame (Bordeaux), Teddy Richert (Sochaux); Eric Abidal (Barcelona), Jean-Alain Boumsong (Juventus), Francois Clerc (Lyon), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), William Gallas (Arsenal), Gael Givet (Marseille), Philippe Mexes (Roma), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Sebastien Squillaci (Lyon), Lilian Thuram (Barcelona), Jonathan Zebina (Juventus); Abou Diaby (Arsenal), Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Chelsea), Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal), Claude Makelele, Florent Malouda (both Chelsea), Rio Mavuba (Villarreal), Samir Nasri (Marseille), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Jerome Rothen (Paris St Germain), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon), Patrick Vieira (Internazionale); Nicolas Anelka (Bolton), Karim Benzema (Lyon), Jimmy Briand (Rennes), Djibril Cisse (Marseille), Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Frederic Piquionne (Monaco), David Trezeguet (Juventus).