Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux)
Defenders: William Gallas (Arsenal/ENG), Eric Abidal (Barcelona/ESP), Bakary Sagna (Arsenal/ENG), Patrice Evra (Manchester United/ENG), Gael Clichy (Arsenal/ENG), Marc Planus (Bordeaux), Anthony Reveillere (Lyon), Sebastien Squillaci (Sevilla/ESP)
Midfielders: Abou Diaby (Arsenal/ENG), Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid/ESP), Yoann Gourcuff (Bordeaux), Florent Malouda (Chelsea/ENG), Jeremy Toulalan (Lyon)
Strikers: Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea/ENG), Djibril Cisse (Panathinaikos/GRE), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Toulouse), Sidney Govou (Lyon), Thierry Henry (Barcelona/ESP), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille)
As I predicted, Mikael Landreau, Jimmy Briand, and Yann M'Vila were dropped. In what I think was a rather shocking move, Domenech chose Mathieu Valbuena over Hatem Ben Arfa. Valbuena is a nice player, but Ben Arfa has more talent. However, raw talent isn't enough, and it looks like Domenech wanted someone more reliable and less dramatic.
I had also thought that Adil Rami would have been kept, but Domenech chose to put his faith in Marc Planus. However, Planus himself may find himself dropped at the very end, as everything hinges on Gallas's recovery. Domenech knows he can only also depend on Jeremy Toulalan for the CB position, so for now, Les Bleus are covered.
Rod Fanni's exclusion came as a surprise as well, since he's been a regular call up over this past year. But his performances this season have been lukewarm, whereas Anthony Reveillere not only had a great season, he's accumulated a lot of high level experience and is able to play on both the right and left side. For Reveillere, this is a huge deal, as he's much older and often flown below Domenech's radar.
Strange to thing that France's '87 generation of Benzema, Nasri, and Ben Arfa will all be missing out on the first World Cup that they genuinely had a shot at playing in.