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Anthony Martial back in France’s national team squad

PARIS (AP) — Anthony Martial has been called back to France’s national team eight months after his latest appearance with the squad.

The Manchester United forward has been included in France coach Didier Deschamps’ list of players for upcoming matches at the Netherlands on Nov. 16 in the UEFA Nations League and Uruguay in a friendly four days later at Stade de France.

Martial, who last played for France in a 3-1 win over Russia in March, was not selected for the World Cup, where his teammates won the title in July.

But after struggling with Manchester United, he has recovered his form and scored five goals in all competitions over the past month.

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France:

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

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

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), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

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