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PSG's Presnel Kimpembe replaces Eliaquim Mangala in France squad

Presnel Kimpembe of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the French Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Saint-Etienne at Parc des Princes on September 9, 2016 in Paris, France.
Presnel Kimpembe has been a regular fixture in PSG's lineup this season.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe has earned his first call-up to the France squad, replacing the injured Eliaquim Mangala.

Kimpembe, 21, has made six starts in Ligue 1 this season for Unai Emery's side and will now get a chance to impress France boss Didier Deschamps in the World Cup qualifiers against Netherlands and Bulgaria.

Mangala was only called up to the team to replace Jeremy Mathieu, but a thigh injury will keep the Valencia man from playing for Les Bleus.

France are looking for their first win of the campaign after a disappointing goalless draw in their Group A opener against Belarus.


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