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France coach Deschamps calls up Varane for upcoming matches

IANS  |  Paris 

France's national team on Thursday revealed the team's roster for the upcoming matches which included Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, who has just recovered from an

Varane was widely expected to be excluded from the squad for an duel against the and a friendly versus on November 16 and 20 respectively, reports

"He suffered a minor ten days ago and he returned to training and will join the team training at the end of the week, I do not think there are particular problems," Deschamps said.

The said he would not drop Varane out of the roster even if Real Madrid decided to keep him on the sideline during the clash against Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Deschamps also called up Ousmane Dembele and Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann, while the Rojiblancos' defender was ruled out from the roster with an and replaced by Manchester City's

In the defence line-up - despite the absence of Barcelona's - Deschamps did not call up Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte, but instead said he had been following Laporte, who could be capped in the future.

Deschamps had Manchester United's forward return to the squad for the first time in eight months with Deschamps praising Martial's performance this season with Man United.

World Cup champions lead the Nations League's League A Group 1 with seven points, ahead of the (three points) and (one point).

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:24 IST
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