Laporte, 25, has been named on the bench for France before but has yet to make an appearance for the world champions while it is a first call-up for 21-year-old Ikone who has been named in the squad as a replacement for the injured Kylian Mbappe.

However, Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, Manchester United forward Anthony Martial and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele were all left out due to injuries and fitness concerns.

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There was also no place for World Cup winning defender Samuel Umtiti who is yet to play for Barcelona this season.

France, who are currently top of Group H after four qualifiers, host Albania on Sept. 7 and Andorra three days later.

France Squad

Goalkeepers: Areola, Lloris, Maignan

Defenders: Digne, Dubois, Hernandez, Alport, Lenglet, Pavard, Varane, Zouma

Midfielders: Matuidi, N'Zonzi, Pogba, Sissoko, Tolisso

Forwards: Ben Yedder, Coman, Fekir, Giroud, Griezmann, Ikone, Lemar

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