France manager Raymond Domenech has recalled Chelsea ace Claude Makalele from international retirement, then hinted he would invoke a FIFA rule if the midfielder doesn’t wish to turn up.
“We had a discussion, but I didn’t ask for his opinion,” said the coach. “For me, it would be unthinkable to see a great player playing for a great club not playing for his national team.”
“A player who refuses to accept a selection is liable to a two-match suspension.”
France begin Euro2008 qualifying with a September 2nd visit to Georgia.