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Deschamps names squad for Euro qualifiers

Publish on 14/03/2019 at 00:00 - S. WILLIS


France coach Didier Deschamps has named a 23-man squad featuring nine Ligue 1 Conforama-based players for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Moldova and Iceland on 22 and 25 March respectively.

After a 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands in November saw Les Bleus miss out on a spot at the inaugural UEFA Nations League finals, Deschamps now turns his attentions to Euro 2020 qualifiers.

For the upcoming clashes with Moldova in Chisinau on Friday, 22 March and Iceland at the Stade de Francein Paris in 25 March, Deschamps has selected a 23-man squad with a healthy Ligue 1 Conforama contingent.

Late forfeits from contention were Olympique Lyonnais left-back Ferland Mendy and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembélé, both of whom were injured in Barcelona's 5-1 UEFA Champions League last-16 win over OL on Wednesday.

PSG's Layvin Kurzawa makes his return to replace Mendy, having been last called up on November 2017.

The full squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham, ENG), Alphonse Areola (PSG), Steve Mandanda (OM)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (FC Barcelona, ESP), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Layvin Kurzawa (PSG), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart, GER), Djibril Sidibé (AS Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona, ESP), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid, ESP), Kurt Zouma (Everton, ENG)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea, ENG), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus, ITA), Tanguy Ndombélé (OL), Paul Pogba (Manchester United, ENG), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham, ENG)

Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich, GER), Nabil Fekir (OL), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea, ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid, ESP), Anthony Martial (Manchester United, ENG), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Florian Thauvin (OM)