Lyon's Ndombele gets first France call

Tanguy Ndombele lors de la victoire de l'OL face à l'OM (4-2, 6e journée de Ligue 1 Conforama).
Les Bleus

Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has been given a first call-up to France's senior squad ahead of this month's internationals with Iceland and Germany.

Ndombele, who has 11 caps at Under-21 level, could make his senior debut in the friendly against Iceland in Guingamp on 11 October or the UEFA Nations League encounter with Germany at the Stade de France in Paris five days later.

He is joined in the squad by Lyon teammate and captain Nabil Fekir.

Ligue 1 Conforama leaders and reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain have three players included in goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, defender Presnel Kimpembe and forward Kylian Mbappé.

Arch-rivals Olympique de Marseille have two — goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and Florian Thauvin — with AS Monaco's Djibril Sidibé also included by coach Didier Deschamps.

France squad
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (PSG).

Defenders: Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Djibril Sidibé (Monaco), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Kurt Zouma (Everton), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico de Madrid), Lucas Digne (Everton).

Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Steven N'Zonzi (Roma), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Florian Thauvin (Marseille).

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