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Coman wins France recall, Umtiti and Martial both back

Coman wins France recall, Umtiti and Martial both back

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A fine run of form for Bayern Munich has seen Kingsley Coman earn a recall to France's squad.

Kingsley Coman has been recalled to the France squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Moldova and Iceland, while Samuel Umtiti and Anthony Martial also return after injury.

A year away from the national team

Bayern Munich forward Coman has not been called up by Didier Deschamps since being dropped from the preliminary squad ahead of the World Cup in Russia, where Les Bleus went on to triumph. Injuries have limited Coman's Bundesliga starts this season, but a fine run of form for the German champions has done enough to earn a recall for the qualifiers at Moldova on 22 March and at home to Iceland three days later.

Umtiti only just back from injury

Coman is joined by Barcelona defender Umtiti, who missed the Nations League clash against Holland and friendly with Uruguay in November with a knee injury, and Manchester United's Martial, who pulled out of the same squad with a groin problem.

There is still no place for defender Aymeric Laporte despite his impressive displays for Manchester City this season, while Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette and Sevilla's Wissam Ben Yedder have also been overlooked.

Ousmane Dembélé misses out after suffering a hamstring injury during Barcelona's 5-1 Champions League last-16 win over Olympique Lyon on Wednesday that is likely to keep him out for a month.

France squad: Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Olympique de Marseille), Lucas Digne (Everton), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Djibril Sidibé (Monaco), Kurt Zouma (Everton), Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Tanguy Ndombele (Olympique Lyon), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Olympique de Marseille).