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Lacazette, Gonalons, Jallet and Fekir called up!

Published on 19 March 2015 at 2:18 PM
Four Olympique Lyonnais players have been called up by Didier Deschamps.

No less than four Olympique Lyonnais players have been called up. On Thursday afternoon, national team coach Didier Deschamps named Maxime Gonalons, Christophe Jallet, Alexandre Lacazette...and debutante Nabil Fekir.

France have two friendly matches during the international break, against Brazil on Thursday 26 March and versus Denmark on Sunday 29 March.

Nabil Fekir: "I am very happy to be named in the squad. Was I expecting it? Yes and no. It's always the coach's decision. I found out on the internet. It's only the beginning. I'm happy and proud. I wanted to wear that famous bleu... It's nice to be playing against Brazil, but I don't think I'll be starting. I want to be called up every time... Euro 2016 in France? I'm thinking about it. It will be very tough. To play with Karim Benzema? It's a dream to play with players like that."

Catch the full interview with Nabil Fekir in Culture Club, from 18:30 on OLTV.

France squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/ENG), Steve Mandanda (OM), Stéphane Ruffier (ASSE)

Defenders: Patrice Evra (Juventus/ITA), Christophe Jallet (OL), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/ENG), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City/ENG), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool/ENG), Benoît Trémoulinas (FC Sevilla/ESP), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid/ESP), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea/ENG).

Midfielders: Maxime Gonalons (OL), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Monaco), Blaise Matuidi (PSG), Dimitri Payet (OM), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton/ENG), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle/ENG).

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/ESP), Nabil Fekir (OL), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid/ESP), Alexandre Lacazette (OL), Mathieu Valbuena (Dynamo Moscow/RUS).