The 23 members of France's World Cup squad have been suspended for the country's next game following their first-round exit from the tournament in South Africa, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Friday.
The decision was taken during a meeting of the FFF's Federal council on the recommendation of new coach Laurent Blanc.
"Laurent Blanc proposed, and the council accepted, to retain for the friendly against Norway on Aug. 11 in Oslo none of the 23 players selected by the French Federation for the World Cup in South Africa," a statement said.
"Laurent Blanc will announce the list of players selected for the game against Norway on Aug. 5 at the FFF headquarters."
France's World Cup exit followed a players' boycott of a training session in support of striker Nicolas Anelka, who was sent home for insulting coach Raymond Domenech.
Blanc was appointed successor to Domenech on July 2 with the mission to restore the 1998 world champions' pride.
The first official game under Blanc is scheduled for Sept. 3 when they host Belarus in a Euro 2012 qualifier. (Reporting by Jean-Paul Couret, editing by Alison Wildey; To query or comment on this story e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
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