Louis Saha is eyeing a call-up to the French national team next summer.
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Saha eyes South Africa trip

Everton forward Louis Saha would love to be part of France's World Cup squad in South Africa next summer.

However Saha, who registered his 11th goal of the campaign in his side's 2-2 draw at home with Spurs on Sunday, says that performing well for the Merseysiders is his main priority.

"I am trying to put thoughts of a World Cup call-up to one side," Saha said.

"I need to concentrate on my form for Everton. Obviously though if I got a call-up I would love to be there."

Saha, 31, thinks that France's controversial World Cup qualification should now be confined to history.

After the infamous Thierry Henry handball incident, FIFA rejected calls for a replay or to allow the Republic of Ireland into the tournament as an extra team.

"It is a shame people are still talking about the way France qualified," he said.

"It was a decision made by the referee but it wasn't a decision in the last minute.

"There was plenty of time for the Republic of Ireland to score another goal. France did the job so we should move on now."