Swiss star Yakin to miss Lansdowne Road decider

YOUNG BOYS Bern playmaker Hakan Yakin, recently struggling with a thigh injury, has been omitted from the Switzerland squad for the games against France and the Republic of Ireland.

But Zinedine Zidane, currently nursing a groin injury which has kept him out of the action at Real Madrid, is named in Raymond Domenech’s squad for France’s final two games of the campaign.

Brian Kerr will have the Switzerland-France game watched at the same time as his own side are taking on Cyprus, four days before Ireland meet the Swiss in Dublin.

David Trezeguet, who missed France’s victory in Lansdowne Road through suspension, is also included in Raymond Domenech’s squad.

Meanwhile, Switzerland coach Koebi Kuhn yesterday named a 17- man squad for their last two World Cup group four qualifiers, against France on October 8 and Ireland on October 10.

FRANCE: Coupet (Lyon), Landreau (Nantes), Boumsong (Newcastle), Gallas (Chelsea), Givet (Monaco), Reveillere (Lyon), Sagnol (Bayern Munich), Squillaci (Monaco), Thuram (Juventus), Dhorasoo (Paris St Germain), Diarra (Lens), Makelele (Chelsea), Malouda (Lyon), Vieira (Juventus), Zidane (Real Madrid), Cisse (Liverpool), Giuly (Barcelona), Govou (Lyon), Luyindula (Auxerre), Trezeguet (Juventus), Wiltord (Lyon);

SWITZERLAND: Coltorti (Grasshopper Zurich) Zuberbuehler (FC Basel), Degen (Borussia Dortmund), Magnin (Stuttgart), Mueller (FC Basel), Senderos (Arsenal), Smiljanic (FC Basel), Spycher (Eintracht Frankfurt), Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen), Cabanas (Grasshopper Zurich), Gygax (Lille), Huggel (Eintracht Frankfurt), Vogel (AC Milan), Wicky (Hamburg), Frei (Rennes), Lustrinelli (FC Thun), Vonlanthen (Breda).

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