French double

Thursday 4 April 2002

Steve Marlet's World Cup hopes received another boost as Roger Lemerre included Fulham's record signing in his provisional squad ahead of France's match against Russia in Paris on 17th April.

Having already playing and scored against Scotland, Marlet will no doubt be hopeful that his second consecutive call-up will all but cement his chances of being in Lemerre's final squad.

Marlet's fellow countryman Steed Malbranque has also been provisionally named for France's under-21 side to face Italy on 16th April.