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Ousmane Dembele and Tanguy Ndombele recalled to the France staff for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Dembele, 23, was a part of the France squad which gained the World Cup in Russia in 2018 however has not performed for Les Bleus since December this yr. He’s rewarded for his current kind with Barcelona and a uncommon and lengthy injury-free run.

Ousmane Dembele in motion for the France staff in 2018. AFP

Paris: Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele have been recalled to the France squad on Thursday because the World Cup holders start their marketing campaign to qualify for subsequent yr’s event in Qatar with a triple header this month.

Dembele, 23, was a part of the France squad which gained the World Cup in Russia in 2018 however has not performed for Les Bleus since December this yr. He’s rewarded for his current kind with Barcelona and a uncommon and lengthy injury-free run.

Ndombele gained the final of his six caps in June 2019, shortly earlier than becoming a member of Tottenham from Lyon.

The duo are a part of an enlarged 26-person squad named by coach Didier Deschamps, with Paul Pogba additionally included because the Manchester United midfielder returns after greater than a month of absence injured.

France will begin their dwelling qualifying marketing campaign in opposition to Ukraine subsequent Wednesday, March 24, behind closed doorways on the Stade de France.

They may then make the lengthy journey to face Kazakhstan away on Sunday March 28 and journey straight from there to Bosnia and Herzegovina for one more qualifying match in Sarajevo three days later.

The France staff benefited from an exemption permitting them to journey outdoors the European Union for these matches and to keep away from having to spend every week in isolation on their return.

And this regardless of the French league having introduced this week that the golf equipment is not going to launch gamers for the following internationals deliberate outdoors the EU and the European Financial Space (EAA), which incorporates Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

France additionally face Finland within the five-team Group D, with solely the winners qualifying straight for the ultimate.

Rennes teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar have been amongst these neglected of the squad as they are going to as a substitute play for France on the subsequent Below-21 Euro in Hungary.

Group:

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (Fulham / ENG on mortgage from Paris Saint-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur / ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mike Maignan (Lille)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton / ENG), Leo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich / GER), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona / ESP), Ferland Mendy (Actual Madrid / ESP) , Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich / GER), Raphael Varane (Actual Madrid / ESP), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea / ENG)

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea / ENG), Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur / ENG), Paul Pogba (Manchester United / ENG), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus / ITA), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur / ENG)

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich / GER), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona / ESP), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea / ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona / ESP), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid / ESP) , Anthony Martial (Manchester United / ENG), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

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