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Presnel Kimpembe replaces Eliaquim Mangala in the France squad

21 year old PSG central defender Presnel Kimpembe has earned a surprising, late call-up to the French national team after Eliaquim Mangala had to pull out with a thigh injury.

Kimpembe had been initially selected with the France U21s, but has been promoted to the top team as Deschamps deals with an injury crisis at centre back. Kurt Zouma, Samuel Umtiti, Adil Rami and Jérémy Mathieu are all on the treatment table, save the latter, who had decided after discussions with Deschamps to retire from international football.

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