Payet replaces injured Fekir in France national team

Indo Asian News Service

Paris, Oct 8 (IANS) France national team coach Didier Deschamps called up Olympique de Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet on Monday for the upcoming two games of the national team.

Payet is replacing Nabil Fekir of Olympique Lyonnais, who sustained a sprained ankle injury during the Ligue 1 5-0 defeat against Paris Saint Germain on Sunday, reports Efe news.

"Dimitri Payet returns to the world stage after being called up to the French team squad to face Iceland and Germany," Marseille wrote on its official Twitter account.

The 31-year-old Payet is to replace Fekir in the upcoming friendly against Iceland on Thursday and in the Nations League match versus Germany on October 16.

--IANS

kk/bg