Nasri & Silvestre recalled for Uruguay friendly

PARIS - France coach Raymond Domenech recalled Arsenal players Samir Nasri and Mikael Silvestre to the national squad on Thursday for a friendly against Uruguay next week.

Domenech named three other Arsenal players in a 23-strong squad, including Gael Clichy, Bakary Sagna and William Gallas.

Nasri was not called up for France's last two games in October, while Silvestre, who moved to Arsenal from Manchester United this summer, last played for France during a 2-0 win over Togo in the 2006 World Cup.

Domenech also named 30-year-old newcomer Steve Savidan in his squad for the game on Wednesday.


Goalkeepers: Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille), Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyon), Yohann Pele (Le Mans)

Defenders: William Gallas (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AS Roma), Mikael Silvestre (Arsenal), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Bakary Sagna (Arsenal), Gael Clichy (Arsenal), Julien Escude (Sevilla), Rod Fanni (Stade Rennes)

Midfielders: Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon), Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth), Samir Nasri (Arsenal), Yoann Gourcuff (Bordeaux)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Karim Benzema (Lyon), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Steve Savidan (Caen), Jimmy Briand (Rennes)