Ousmane Dembele has received a recall to the France squad after his sparkling form for Barcelona this season.
The Frenchman has been called up by coach Didier Deschamps for Nations League fixtures in September against Austria and Denmark.
Dembele gets the nod along with new Barcelona teammate Jules Kounde.
Monaco duo Badiashile Benoit and Youssouf Fofana, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kolo Muani and AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud also make the list.
Here are the 2️⃣3️⃣ Bleus called up for our last two Nations League games, with 3️⃣ new faces!— French Team ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) September 15, 2022
@BadiashileB, @YFofana19_ and Randal Kolo Muani
22/09: at the Stade de France
25/09: in Copenhagen #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/Jbl1L3SoIY
The news will be a big boost to Dembele who has spoken openly recently about his desire to play at the World Cup for France in 2022.
“Yes, I hope I can be on the list, although it does not depend on me,” he told Mundo Deportivo. “I have to concentrate on playing well, doing my best at Barça and then the opportunity may come.”
Deschamps does have plenty of attacking options with Deschamps also calling up Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Christopher Nkunku.