France call-up teenager

France head coach Didier Deschamps has handed a late call-up to 18-year-old St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma for the upcoming matches against Australia and Finland.

Zouma had initially been selected for the France Under-21 squad by coach Willy Sagnol but steps up to the seniors "to cover for any eventuality", the French Football Federation announced on its website.

The uncapped youngster made his league debut as a 16-year-old in 2011 and has become a regular presence in his club side.


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