Umtiti-Dembele is not selected for 2020 UEFA Euro qualifying

France football team has a tight schedule coming very fast. Like the other European teams, they have also taken part in the 2020 UEFA Euro Qualifying round and they have two upcoming matches. But reportedly, Samuel Umtiti-Dembele is not selected for 2020 UEFA Euro qualifying! At least not for those coming matches. Ousmane Dembele who is playing for the Spanish club Barcelona and recently returned from the injury. And his club mate Samuel Umtiti suffered from the injury and waiting for starting for the Catalan club so far. Both Barca players could not get the call from the national team for the upcoming matches.

The current World Cup champion France will play their first match against Moldova on 14th November 2019 and three days later, their opponent will be Albania. For the two matches, the French coach Didier Deschamps has released the team squad that consists of 23 players. And the Barcelona stars Dembele-Umtiti are not selected for the matches.

Benjamin Mendy who is playing for the Premier League club Manchester City has returned to the France team. The 25 years old former Monaco star played for the national team on the last September in the UEFA Nations League. In the squad, the PSG striker Kylian Mbappe has been added. Due to the injury, after the last July the 20 years old forward could not play for the national team. Besides, the Lyon forward Nabil Fekir has returned to the team along with the Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante. However, the new signing of Barcelona Antoine Griezmann and Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud have been called into the squad. In the next Thursday, at the home venue of France, they will face Moldova.


If we consider the performance of France in the 2020 UEFA Euro Qualifying round, they have already played eight matches in the qualifying round and managed the highest six victories. They have drawn once and lost once against Turkey. In their first meeting against Moldova, the team of Didier Deschamps visited Moldova and won by a 4 – 1 goal. Griezmann, Mbappe and Giroud all three players found the net in the match. And, it will be the 2nd head to head battle against Albania in the qualifying round. At the home venue, France faced Albania and won by a 4 – 1 goal. So, in their next two matches, team France is the favourite no doubt.