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Kingsley Coman receives first call-up to France's senior team

The winger could represent his country for the first time next week.

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Kingsley Coman has received a call-up to France's senior national team for the first time. The 19 year old could make his debut against Germany or England in two friendlies.

Coman has greatly impressed since his loan to Bayern Munich from Juventus. If he keeps improving at his current rate, the Bavarians will consider the agreed transfer fee a bargain. With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery missing most of the first half of the season, Coman's speed opposite Douglas Costa has been a revelation for Bayern as they have pace on both flanks to terrorize opponents.

"Kingsley is a young player, but has huge potential," Didier Deschamps told the assembled media at his press conference. "He's playing regularly, and is good in many different positions, and has the quality of power and penetration. I wanted to see him before making the final decision."

France will face Germany at November 13 and England on November 17.

France Squad

Goalkeepers: Benedict Costil (Stade Rennais), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Roma), Patrice Evra (Juventus), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Lassana Diarra (Marseille), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United)

Forwards: Hatem Ben Arfa (Nice), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United)

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