Week 1 News

International Duty
Dimitri Payet and Mathieu Valbuena played in the 0-0 draw between France and Belgium. Valbuena was replaced by Grenier (74′) and Payet was replaced by Nasri (’63). Steve Mandanda didn’t make it off the bench.
Foued Kadir was in the Algeria squad to face Guinea, but didn’t play in the 2-2 draw
Alexander N’Doumbou played for Gabon in their 1-1 draw against Cape Verde.
Nikolas Nkoulou has been training with Cameroon ahead of their September fixture against Libya.

Youngsters Florian Stops and Michel Araai are training at Clairefontaine with the French Under 18 squad.Ligue 1 – Game 2
The first home game of Marseille’s season, against Evian, is almost a sell out. Capacity has been increased to 48,000 ahead of this game thanks to the continued renovation to the Velodrome over the summer.

Loan Watch
Florian Raspentino played in Bastia’s 0-2 defeat by Nantes in Ligue 1. he played the full 90 minutes and picked up a booking in the process.
Billel Omrani come on as a 2nd half sub for Arles-Avignon in Ligue 2, but was sent off within 3 minutes and couldn’t help them avoid a 0-1 defeat at the hands of newly relegated Troyes.
Modou Sougou was unable to play for Evian in their 1-1 draw at home with Sochaux.

Marseille Reserves
In their 3rd pre-season friendly the reserve squad were beaten 2-4 by Marignane. Jules Mendy and Anani scored the goals for OM.

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