Jallet gets France call as Sagna out injured

 20 Mar 2017 - 16:12

Jallet gets France call as Sagna out injured
Christophe Jallet


Paris: France coach Didier Deschamps on Monday called up right-back Christophe Jallet for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg in place of injured Bacary Sagna.

Manchester United's Sagna, 34, had joined the France team at their training camp at Clairefontaine outside Paris but was diagnosed with a left adductor injury, the French Football Federation (FFF) revealed.

"Taking note of his forfeit, Didier Deschamps called up Lyon's Christophe Jallet who will arrive late this afternoon," the FFF said in a statement.

The 33-year-old Jallet has 11 caps for France, most recently against the Netherlands in March 2016.

France play lowly Luxembourg, ranked 135th in the world by FIFA, on Saturday followed by a friendly against Spain the following Tuesday.

France lead their qualifying Group A for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with ten points, ahead of the Netherlands and Sweden (7), Bulgaria (6), Belarus (2) and Luxembourg (1).

France squad

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain), Benoît Costil (Rennes), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/ENG)

Defenders: Presnel Kimpembe (Paris SG), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal/ENG), Layvin Kurzawa (Paris SG), Benjamin Mendy (Monaco), Adil Rami (Séville/ESP), Djibril Sidibé (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona/ESP), Christophe Jallet (Lyon)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea/ENG), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Blaise Matuidi (Paris SG), Tiémoué Bakayoko (Monaco), Adrien Rabiot (Paris SG), Corentin Tolisso (Lyon)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembélé (Dortmund/GER), Kevin Gameiro (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Kylian Mbappé (Monaco), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)