Lacazette called up to join France’s squad

Paris, May 24 (IANS) French coach Didier Deschamps picked Lyon’s striker Alexandre Lacazette to replace Jeremy Menez from Paris Saint-Germain for friendly matches against Uruguay and Brazil.

“Didier Deschamps endorsed (Menez) withdrawal after an exchange between the medical staff of the Parisian club and the France’s team doctor, Franck Le Gall,” the French Football Federation (FFF) said Thursday, reports Xinhua.

The 21-year-old striker joined the 23-man squad scheduled to play two friendly matches versus Uruguay and Brazil June 5 and 9 respectively during a 10-day tour of South America.

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