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Samuel Umtiti returns to France squad, Clement Lenglet misses out

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The world champions play two games in March

Belgium v France: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

France coach Didier Deschamps has named his latest squad and has handed a recall to Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

The centre-back is only just back to full fitness after a lengthy lay-off with knee trouble and is in line to feature for the world champions.

France take on Moldova and Iceland at the end of the month as they begin their quest to qualify for Euro 2020.

However, there’s no room in the squad for Clement Lenglet, who has filled in successfully for Umtiti during his absence. Ousmane Dembele is also left out due to his latest injury.

Lenglet is in the midst of an impressive first season for Barca, but at least he’ll get some rest over the international break.