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Injuries open door for Lyon duo

Published: Tuesday 30 August 2005, 0.43CET
Anthony Réveillère and Sidney Govou have been called up by France as coaches around Europe make squad adjustments ahead of Saturday's qualifiers.

Published: Tuesday 30 August 2005, 0.43CET

Injuries open door for Lyon duo

Anthony Réveillère and Sidney Govou have been called up by France as coaches around Europe make squad adjustments ahead of Saturday's qualifiers.

Raymond Domenech has called Olympique Lyonnais defender Anthony Réveillère and striker Sidney Govou into his France squad for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and the Republic of Ireland. They replace the injured Juventus FC defender Jonathan Zebina and Paris Saint-Germain FC winger Jérôme Rothen.

Bulgaria's Brazilian-born left-back Tiago Silva will no longer be able to play for the country, FIFA has decreed. The 26-year-old PFC CSKA Sofia player obtained dual nationality and made his debut in a friendly against Turkey on 17 August, but is ineligible having represented Brazil at Under-20 level. Tiago has been withdrawn from coach Hristo Stoitchkov's squad to face Sweden and Iceland on 3 and 7 September, with Alexsander Tunchev taking his place.

KRC Genk's uncapped goalkeeper Jan Moons has been added to Aimé Anthuenis's Belgium squad for the qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and San Marino. He steps in for Frédéric Herpoel who has dropped out claiming he has "no respect for Anthuenis". The 34-year-old may start in Bosnia-Herzegovina as regular No1 Sylvio Proto is out of favour at RSC Anderlecht.

Finland captain Jari Litmanen will not travel to Andorra for Saturday's qualifier due to an achilles injury. However, the forward hopes to recover in time for next Wednesday's game against F.Y.R Macedonia.

Estonia coach Jelle Goes has a plethora of injury worries ahead of Saturday's visit of Latvia. Ragnar Klavan (hamstring), Mart Poom (knee) and Erko Saviauk (back) miss out, forcing the Dutchman to call up FC Flora duo Jürgen Kuresoo and Andrei Sidorenkov. The replacements possess just one cap between them.

Dundee United FC striker Lee Miller has been drafted into the Scotland squad for matches against Italy and Norway following the withdrawal of Lee McCulloch. McCulloch was injured during Wigan Athletic FC's 1-0 win against Sunderland AFC on Saturday, a day before Miller, 22, scored in a 1-1 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC.

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