Everton pair Digne and Zouma recalled to France squad for games against Iceland and Germany

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Everton duo have Lucas Digne and Kurt Zouma have been named in the France squad for the upcoming games against Iceland and Germany. 

The duo have been rewarded for strong starts to the season for Marco Silva’s side, impressing France coach Didier Deschamps from left-back and centre-back respectively. 

Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has also been called up by Les Bleus for the first time, while Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho also features in the World Cup winners’ squad.

The 21-year-old Ndombele has impressed for French club Lyon this season and is a direct replacement for Corentin Tolisso, who helped France win the World Cup but is expected to be sidelined up to six months with a serious knee injury.

Sakho has done well at centre-half in the Premier League for Crystal Palace. He has played 28 times for France, helping Les Bleus qualify for the 2014 World Cup when he scored in the playoff against Ukraine, but his last appearance dates back to March 2016.

Sakho previously played for Liverpool, where he lost his place because of fitness issues and got a provisional ban for a failed doping test that was later dismissed by UEFA. 

France face Iceland in Guingamp on October 11 and hosts Germany at Stade de France five days later. 

 

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