Leeds United 'keeper Illan Meslier secures latest France international call

Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier has received his latest call up to the France under-21s squad for October's Euro 2023 qualifiers.

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 8:23 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th September 2021, 8:26 pm

Meslier started both of September's qualifiers for France under-21s who recorded a 3-0 victory at home to North Macedonia before being held to a 1-1 draw against hosts the Faroe Islands.

The Whites no 1 has again been called up to the squad ahead of two October qualifiers, starting with a home clash against the Ukraine in Brest on Friday, October 8.

The young Les Bleus will then face Serbia in Belgrade on Tuesday, October 12.

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INTERNATIONAL CALL: For Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier. Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images.

Saint-Étienne stopper Stefan Bajic and Metz custodian Guillaume Dietsch - on loan at Belgian side Seraing - are the two other 'keepers names in boss Sylvain Ripoll's squad.

Meslier, 21, had previously been behind Nantes 'keeper Alban Lafont in the France under-21s pecking order but Lafont turned 22 back in January.

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