France coach Didier Deschamps has called up uncapped Paul George Ntep in his 24-man squad for the friendlies at home to Belgium on 7 June and in Albania six days later. "He is very fast and can play as a winger," Deschamps said. "My attacking players tend to be positioned as centre forwards with their respective clubs. So we have a someone with a different profile that has been doing well with Stade Rennais."
France striker Karim Benzema suffered another injury during Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Espanyol last weekend, his club has announced. The 27-year-old tore his right hamstring and will miss the last game of the Liga season against Getafe at Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday for runners-up Madrid. Benzema is now a doubt for the friendlies against Belgium on 7 June in St-Denis and in Albania six days later.
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