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Deschamps recalls Lacazette for upcoming friendlies

06 November 2014, 23:00

Paris - Didier Deschamps handed Ligue 1 top scorer Alexandre Lacazette a recall on Thursday as the France coach named his 23-player squad to face Albania and Sweden in Euro 2016 preparation matches.

The match against Albania will take place in Rennes on November 14, where a packed house is expected, while the French will then meet Sweden four days later at Marseille's Stade Velodrome.

The Lyon striker, 23, who has three caps, has found the target 10 times in league action this season to join Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac as the top flight's best marksman.

There were also recalls for Saint-Etienne's Loic Perrin, fellow defender Benoit Tremoulinas of Sevilla and Wolfsburg midfielder Joshua Guilavogui.

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Gignac is also in the squad, and a possibility with Lacazette, to link up with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema while Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will captain the side.

Rennes 'keeper Benoit Costil retains his place in the squad, with Saint-Etienne custodian Stephane Ruffier unavailable, and he will lend support to Lloris and number two 'keeper Steve Mandanda of Marseille.


Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/ENG), Benoit Costil (Rennes), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Mapou Yanga Mbiwa (Roma/ITA), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Lucas Digne (Paris SG), Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City/ENG), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City/ENG), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP), Benoit Tremoulinas (Sevilla/ESP), Loic Perrin (Saint-Etienne)

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Paris SG), Blaise Matuidi (Paris SG), Paul Pogba (Juventus/ITA), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle/ENG), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton/ENG), Josuha Guilavogui (Wolfsburg/GER)

Strikers: Mathieu Valbuena (Dynamo Moscow/RUS), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Marseille), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)



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