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Sakho Back In France Squad

4 October 2018

Mamadou Sakho has been named in the France squad for their forthcoming friendly against Iceland and the Nations League game against Germany.

Sakho has already represented his country on 28 occasions and this term the 28-year-old has been ever present in Roy Hodgson’s side in the Premier League and has been part of a defence that kept three clean sheets in the Eagles' opening seven games.

In their Nations League games during last month Didier Deschamps side drew with Germany and then beat Netherlands 2-1 on home soil.

France's 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Everton)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Steven Nzonzi (Roma), Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

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