When it comes to holding midfielders, France has no shortage of class players - LDiarra, ADiarra, Toulalan, Mavuba, Flamini, Cheyrou, Matuidi, or even Gonalans....if you want veteran presence just look to the Citizens and your former captain - Pat Vieira. The fact that Domenech was willing to call up a retired player, one who already tried to retire from international football once but was strong armed into remaining on the international scene. This move makes no sense to me, why try to call up a player that:.
- Has retired from International play.
- Is long in the tooth.
- Plays a position where you have numerous options.
- A player you have not used in 2 years....because he retired.