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Chelsea's Malouda: I deserve France place

Chelsea winger Florent Malouda insists he deserves his place in the France squad.

The star, 29, was left out of the set-up following a dismal Euro 2008 after criticising coach Raymond Domenech's tactics in the tournament.

But Malouda said: "I'm here as I have a role to play. The impression seems to be I play as there are no options but I am not an ugly duckling.

"My displays for Chelsea prove the opposite."

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