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Bakayoko earns maiden call for France team

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Paris, March 21: Moco young midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has received his first call-up into the French football team to replace the injured Paul Pogba for the 2018 World Cup qualifier later this week.
Also on Monday, France head coach Didier Deschamps called up Lyon right-back Christophe Jallet to replace injured Bacary Sag of Manchester City, reports Xinhua news agency.
The 22-year-old Bakayoko has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United.
Bakayoko finished a decisive header to elimite Manchester City in Champions League last week, earning his club a quarter-fil spot in the tourment.
Bakayoko is the fifth Moco player in Les Bleus, along with Benjamin Mendy, Thomas Lemar, Djibril Sidibe and the 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe. France, Group A leaders with a three-point margin, will visit Luxembourg on Saturday, before hosting Spain in a friendly next Tuesday. IANS

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