A brief statement on the French Football Federation´s official website said only that the injured players "left Clairefontaine and the French football team on Monday morning and would therefore be absent for Les Bleus´ penultimate qualifying match."
Anelka, 28, has 42 caps to his name and 11 goals - including the opener in France´s 6-0 demolition of the Faroe Islands on Saturday.
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