By Christian Châtelet
France coach Raymond Domenech has named injured forward Thierry Henry in his 20-man squad to face Switzerland and Israel later this month.
Domenech has called up the Arsenal FC striker despite his calf injury, and hopes to be able to use him for the home match against the Swiss in Paris on 26 March and against Israel in Tel-Aviv four days later. There are no new names in the selection, which boasts five Olympique Lyonnais players, although Henry's club-mate Robert Pires has again been omitted.
AS Monaco FC centre-back Sébastien Squillaci is out with an ankle injury, meaning Newcastle United FC's in-form Jean-Alain Boumsong could get the nod in defence, where Gaël Givet and William Gallas will also be competing for places. France are joint-top of qualifying Group 4, level on eight points with the Republic of Ireland and Israel after four games apiece.
Barthez (Olympique de Marseille), Coupet (Olympique Lyonnais), Abidal (Olympique Lyonnais), Boumsong (Newcastle United FC), Gallas (Chelsea FC), Givet (AS Monaco FC), Sagnol (FC Bayern München), Zebina (Juventus FC), Diarra (RC Lens), Mavuba (FC Girondins de Bordeaux), Meriem (FC Girondins de Bordeaux), Pedretti (Olympique de Marseille), Vieira (Arsenal FC), Dhorasoo (AC Milan), Giuly (FC Barcelona), Govou (Olympique Lyonnais), Henry (Arsenal FC), Malouda (Olympique Lyonnais), Trezeguet (Juventus FC), Wiltord (Olympique Lyonnais).
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