The former Arsenal midfielder, who recently completed a move to AC Milan, has been called up to train with France´s 23-man squad and will come in as a replacement should Vieira be forced out of the tournament with a left thigh injury.
"I hope that Patrick Vieira recovers and is ready for Euro 2008," he told French newspaper L´Equipe. "He´s an important player for the team, I hope he´ll be able to play these European Championships."
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