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Surprises in France list; Marcus Thuram, first call

Paris France.

Didier deschamps summoned Kylian Mbappé (PSG), currently injured, and gave rest to Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes), who also has a muscular problem, for the last call of the Bleus in 2020, which he will attend for the first time Marcus thuram, son of the 1998 world champion Lilian Thuram.

It is a surprise first call for Thuram, Borussia Mönchengladbach center forward (23 years old), called up for Wednesday’s friendly in Saint-Denis against Finland and the Nations League matches in Lisbon, on Saturday 14 against Portugal, and then in front of Sweden, on Tuesday 17 at the Stade de France.

The former Guingamp player “has gone to a higher level” since his arrival at the German club, and “has that ability to create differences with a lot of power, with percussion,” Deschamps stressed, praising “this ability to be present and be good often in the big games “.

Compared to last month’s list, the defenses disappear Ferland mendy (Real Madrid) and Dayot Upamecano (Leipzig), in addition to Camavinga.

The French coach summoned 26 players, as well as four goalkeepers, allowing Benoît Costil (Girondins de Bordeaux) to return to the team.

The 26 player roster:

Goalkeepers: Benoît Costil (Girondins de Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham / ENG), Mike Maignan (Lille), Steve Mandanda (Marseille).

Defenses: Lucas Digne (Everton / ENG), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernández (Bayern Munich / GER), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris SG), Clément Lenglet (FC Barcelona / ESP), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich / GER), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid / ESP), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea / ENG).

Midfielders: N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea / ENG), Steven Nzonzi (Rennes), Paul Pogba (Manchester United / ENG), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus / ITA), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham / ENG), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich / GER).

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich / GER), Nabil Fékir (Betis / ESP), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea / ENG), Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona / ESP), Anthony Martial (Manchester United / ENG), Kylian Mbappé (Paris SG), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach / GER).