New Zealand have realeased their 23 I think.French coach Domenech has received a signed writing by the then underaged hooker who got Ribery, Benzema and Govou into problems, in which she asks for his forgiveness and not to punish any player by keeping them away from the world cup (for now, only Benzema has been dropped from the selection, for reasons not related to the sex scandal). The letter was published in French media today. Can't help but wondering if Domenech has met the young lady in private himself or not ; after all the whole selection was apparently visiting that Parisian nightclub quite frequently. As long as papers get their pages filled I guess ...
Spain's premature selection has been made, 7 out of 30 names to be dropped in the end (of which I guess the likes of De Gea and Guiza will be close to certain and only in the temporary selection for the case that one of the certainties would get seriously injured)
I think so far only Japan has released its definitive 23 names??