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By ESPN Staff

Vieira recalled by France after long absence

Patrick Vieira has won a recall to the France squad for June's friendlies against Nigeria and Turkey.

The 32-year-old Inter Milan midfielder has missed all but one of France's last 16 games through a string of injuries.

He was not called up for two World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania earlier this year despite being fit but he has regained his place for the matches against Nigeria in St Etienne on June 2 and Turkey in Lyon three days later.

Coach Raymond Domenech also picked Chelsea's Florent Malouda for the first time since a friendly against Tunisia last October.

The France coach said his absence had nothing to do with Malouda's criticism of him.

"The only thing he had to do (to be called up again) was to be good on the field and that's what he has done in the past weeks," Domenech said.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Cedric Carrasso (Toulouse), Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille).

Defenders: Eric Abidal (Barcelona), Jean-Alain Boumsong (Olympique Lyon), Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Rod Fanni (Stade Rennes), Philippe Mexes (AS Roma), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Sebastien Squillaci (Sevilla), Julien Escude (Sevilla).

Midfielders: Patrick Vieira (Inter Milan), Abou Diaby (Arsenal), Alou Diarra (Girondins Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid), Yoann Gourcuff (Girondins Bordeaux), Jeremy Toulalan (Olympique Lyon), Florent Malouda (Chelsea).

Forwards: Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Karim Benzema (Olympique Lyon), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse), Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Sidney Govou (Olympique Lyon), Loic Remy (Nice)

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