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France defender survives go-cart crash
AP, May 24th, 2010 1:27AM

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Oh, the French and their team-bonding exercises ... Defender William Gallas appears to be unhurt after crashing during a go-cart race that was part of a team-bonding exercise. Racing against teammates at a go-cart track in the French Alpine resort of Tignes, Gallas's car rolled onto its side and he stuck out an arm to break the impact. (Video)

The 32-year-old Arsenal defender was helped out of the vehicle but was able to walk freely and then waved to his teammates. Gallas, who is recovering from a calf injury as he bids to make Coach Raymond Domenech’s World Cup squad, received only minor scratches to his left hand. After the crash, Gallas' French teammates rushed to see how he was doing, and they gave him a big cheer when he was helped out of the go-cart.

A day before, midfielder Lassana Diarra, Gallas' former teammate at Arsenal, was ruled out of the World Cup after taking ill following another team-bonding exercise. Diarra was ordered to rest for 10 days after suffering from severe stomach pains triggered by the effects of the altitude. The Bleus had climbed to a glacier 9,600 feet above sea level and slept at a restaurant.

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