Thursday February 3 2011
France call up Mexes and Menez

France Coach Laurent Blanc has called up Roma duo Philippe Mexes and Jeremy Menez for a friendly with Brazil in Paris later this month.

Mexes has become a fixture under Blanc after forming a solid partnership in defence with Lille centre-back Adil Rami.

As for, Menez, the 23-year-old playmaker is back in the fold after being overlooked for France's friendly against England in December.

He has benefited from injuries to Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri and Marseille's Mathieu Valbuena, but recent performances suggest Menez would have been in contention anyway.

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