France replaces Nasri with Gonalons

Updated: 09 November 2011 17:58 IST

Lyon defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons was awarded his first France call-up on Wednesday after Samir Nasri was ruled out of the friendly games with the United States and Belgium due to injury.

Paris:

Lyon defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons was awarded his first France call-up on Wednesday after Samir Nasri was ruled out of the friendly games with the United States and Belgium due to injury.

Gonalons, 22, has never previously been included in a France squad but was drafted in after Manchester City midfielder Nasri succumbed to an inflamed tendon in his left knee.

France play the United States at Stade de France on Friday before tackling Belgium at the same venue four days later.

Revised France squad:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux)

Defenders: Eric Abidal (Barcelona/ESP), Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Adil Rami (Valencia/ESP), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/ENG), Jeremy Mathieu (Valencia/ESP), Mamadou Sakho (Paris Saint-Germain)

Midfielders: Alou Diarra (Marseille), Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle/ENG), Yann M'Vila (Rennes), Florent Malouda (Chelsea/ENG), Jeremy Menez (Paris Saint-Germain), Maxime Gonalons (Lyon), Marvin Martin (Sochaux), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER)

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Kevin Gameiro (Paris Saint-Germain), Loic Remy (Marseille), Olivier Giroud (Montpellier)

Topics : Football Lyon France Romania Greece Costa Rica Maxime Gonalons Samir Nasri United States Belgium
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