Paris - Ngolo Kante of Premier League leaders Leicester City has received a first call up to the France squad as coach Didier Deschamps revealed his 23-man squad for upcoming friendlies with the Netherlands and Russia.
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West Ham striker Dimitri Payet, fresh from an FA Cup quarter-final wonder goal against Manchester United, was recalled as the Euro 2016 hosts play The Netherlands in Amsterdam March 25, and host Russia at the Stade de France four days later.
Goalkeepers: Benot Costil (Rennes), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
Defenders: Lucas Digne (Roma/ITA), Patrice Evra (Juventus/ITA), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/ENG), Jrmy Mathieu (Barcelona/ESP), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City/ENG), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool/ENG), Raphal Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)
Midfielder: Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace/ENG), Lassana Diarra (Marseille), Ngolo Kante (Leicester/ENG), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Paul Pogba (Juventus/ITA), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle/ENG)
Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich/GER), Andr-Pierre Gignac (Tigres de Monterrey/MEX), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Anthony Martial (Manchester United/ENG), Dimitri Payet (West Ham/ENG)