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Nkunku handed first France call-up

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Christopher Nkunku has been called up to France's senior team for the first time.
Christopher Nkunku and Manuel Akanji.
Christopher Nkunku and Manuel Akanji.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
RB Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku has received his first call-up to the French senior national team.

The 24-year-old is among the 23 players selected by France coach Didier Deschamps for this month's games against Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa.

Nkunku has been in excellent form for Leipzig this season, scoring 26 goals and providing 15 assists in 38 games.

Moussa Diaby (Leverkusen) and Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman (Bayern) are also in the squad.

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