Anthony Martial recalled to France team

BARI, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 01: Anthony Martial of France celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the international friendly match between Italy and France at Stadio San Nicola on September 1, 2016 in Bari, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

France boss Didier Deschamps has recalled Anthony Martial to the national team ahead of their games with the Netherlands and Uruguay

The Manchester United forward last featured for France in a 3-1 friendly win at Russia in Saint Petersburg on March 27.

Since then, Martial has missed Les Bleus’ triumphant World Cup campaign over the summer and the last two international breaks as well.

However, on the back of scoring five goals in his last four Premier League games, Martial has been rewarded with a return to the France squad.

The French football federation announced on Twitter that Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is also included, but the uncapped Aymeric Laporte of Manchester City remains a no-show.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who has scored five goals and provided three assists in 11 league games, hasn’t been called -up though.

Brazil v Argentina - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier

Quiz: How well do you know the nicknames of the American national teams?

It is time to test your knowledge about the nicknames of the American national teams. Good luck and have fun!

It’s now been a year since Lacazette last played for France in that 2-2 draw with Germany, where he scored both goals.

The world champions will first to the Netherlands next Friday in the UEFA Nations League before hosting a friendly with Uruguay at Paris four days later.