SQUAD | France players announced for March friendlies

Didier Deschamps has this afternoon announced his squad for the upcoming double header of friendly fixtures, featuring first call-ups for Lens defender Jonathan Clauss as well as Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku.

Les Bleus will first face Ivory Coast at the Vélodrome in Marseille on Friday night, before hosting South Africa in Lille the following Tuesday.

Goalkeepers: Mike Maignan (Milan), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Alphonse Areola (West Ham).

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Aston Villa), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Théo Hernandez (Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Jules Koundé (Sevilla), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Raphaël Varane (Manchester United), Jonathan Clauss (Lens).

Midfielders: Ngolo Kanté (Chelsea), Mattéo Guendouzi (Marseille), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurélien Tchouaméni (Monaco)

Attackers: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen), Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich).

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