Thursday February 23 2012
Mexes included in France squad

Milan defender Philippe Mexes has been named in the France squad for next week’s friendly against Germany.

The stopper, signed by the Rossoneri in the summer, has returned to action this season after rupturing knee ligaments while with Roma last April.

Former Roma forward Jeremy Menez is also included in the party for Wednesday’s test in Bremen.

Italy, meanwhile, will play America in Genoa next week. Italy boss Cesare Prandelli will name his squad on Sunday.

France squad – Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux).

Defenders: Anthony Reveillere (Lyon), Mathieu Debuchy (Lille), Mamadou Sakho (PSG), Philippe Mexes (Milan), Adil Rami (Valence), Eric Abidal (Barcelona), Patrice Evra (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle), Alou Diarra (Marseille), Yann M'Vila (Rennes), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Marvin Martin (Sochaux), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Morgan Amalfitano (Marseille).

Forwards: Kevin Gameiro (PSG), Jeremy Menez (PSG), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Olivier Giroud (Montpellier), Louis Saha (Tottenham).