Premier League legend, 33, gets sensational Euro 2024 call-up despite not playing for national team in two years


PREMIER LEAGUE legend N’Golo Kante has been called up by France manager Didier Deschamps ahead of Euro 2024.

Kante, 33, is one of the greatest ever midfielders to grace the English top flight after two glittering stints at Leicester and Chelsea.

Chelsea and Leicester legend N’Golo Kante has been recalled by FranceGetty – Contributor

Kante has been called up for Euro 2024 despite not playing for France in the last two yearsGetty

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The Frenchman has been away from the spotlight in the last two years due to a hamstring injury he suffered during his final season at Stamford Bridge and his eventual move to Saudi Arabia.

The versatile midfielder currently plays for Al-Ittihad alongside another legendary France team-mate in Karim Benzema.

His change in circumstances have also seen him being omitted from his national team in the last two years with his last game taking place against Denmark at home in the Nations League back in 2022.

However, France manager Deschamps hasn’t forgotten Kante and included him to his 25-man squad ahead of the summer’s tournament in Germany.

The Al-Ittihad star will be joining some more Premier League stars, like West Ham’s Alphonse Areola, Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate and Arsenal‘s William Saliba.

Kante will get the chance to add to his 53 caps, which include two goals.

The ex-Caen star will also look to complete the trifecta after already winning the 2018 World Cup and the 2021 Nations League title.

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Kante has also won every available silverware on club level starting with Leicester’s sensational Premier League triumph in 2016.


The France international was among the players that led the Foxes to the greatest underdog story in football history.

Kante then moved to Chelsea the same summer and went on to lift another Prem title in 2017.

The midfielder also won the FA Cup in 2018, the Europa League in 2019 and the Championship League in 2021.

England boss Gareth Southgate will also be announcing his own squad fairly soon.

France’s Euro 2024 squad

Here’s who France boss Didier Deschamps called up for this summer’s Euro 2024

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Brice Samba (Lens)

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Defenders: Jonathan Clauss (Marseille), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (Barcelona), Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid), Benjamin Pavard (Inter Milan), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), N’Golo Kante (Al-Ittihad), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurelien Tchouaméni (Real Madrid), Warren Zaïre-Emery (Paris Saint-Germain)

Forwards: Bradley Barcola (Paris Saint-Germain), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (Paris Saint-Germain), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Randal Kolo Muani (Paris Saint-Germain), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Marcus Thuram (Inter Milan)

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