World Cup QL: Barcelona's Dembele back in France squad
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World Cup QL: Barcelona's Dembele back in France squad

France head coach Didier Deschamps has named squad as the World Cup holders begin their campaign to qualify for next year's tournament. 

France will begin their qualification journey at home against Ukraine next Wednesday, March 24th behind closed doors at the Stade de France. Ousmane Dembele and Tanguy Ndombele have returned to Le Bleus squad. Ndombele won the last of his six caps in June 2019, shortly before joining Tottenham from Lyon.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has also been named in the squad as well as Chelsea's Olivier Giroud. 

Deschamps men will then take on Kazakhstan away on March 28th before heading to Bosnia and Herzegovina for another qualifier three days later.

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France Squad

Goalkeepers

Alphonse Areola (Fulham/ENG on loan 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 (Real Madrid/ESP), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich/GER), Raphael Varane (Real 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/FRA), 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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