Gallas: I'll be ready for World Cup

PARIS - William Gallas will recover from a calf injury in time for next month's World Cup, the France defender said on Tuesday.

The Arsenal centre half picked up the injury in the Champions League quarter-final first leg game against Barcelona in March and coach Arsene Wenger said at the time that Gallas's season with the club was over.

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"I will be ready for France," Gallas told French daily Le Parisien.

"Had it not been possible (to recover on time), I would have pulled out. Right now, I feel good and ready for France."

France were drawn with hosts South Africa, Mexico and Uruguay in Group A for the June 11-July 11 World Cup.

France coach Raymond Domenech is set to unveil his 23-man squad for the World Cup next week.

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