'I'll be ready' for World Cup, says Gallas

William Gallas

PARIS, May 4, 2010 (AFP) - Arsenal defender William Gallas, who is recovering from a calf injury, says he will be "ready" should he get the call from France coach Raymond Domenech for the June 11-July 11 World Cup.

"If that hadn't been possible, I would have ruled myself out," said Gallas, who suffered a recurrence of the calf problem which had kept him out for six weeks during the first half of the March 31 Champions League draw against Barcelona.

"At the moment, I feel good and I will be ready for the France team.

"I think that Raymond Domenech must keep himself informed of my personal situation," the 32-year-old who has won 78 caps for the French team told Le Parisien.

The defender refused to comment on his future with Arsenal, saying: "I've got nothing to say. My goal is to take part in the World Cup."

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