France legend's son earns call-up

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Reigning world champions France have named their squad for their upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures, with Marcus Thuram following in his father's footsteps after receiving a call-up.

On Thursday, Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps named his 26-man squad for November's international fixtures against Finland, Portugal and Sweden. 

Included among those who have been selected is Borussia Monchengladbach striker Thuram, whose father Lilian is the nation's most-capped player of all time with 142 appearances to his name.

Star striker Kylian Mbappe also made the cut despite recent injury concerns, while the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud have also been called up. 

Scroll through the gallery below to see eight footballers looking to follow in their famous fathers' footsteps

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Here is the France squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Benoit Costil (Girondins Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Mike Maignan (Lille), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille)

Lucas Digne (Everton), Leo Dubois (Olympique Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Clement Lenglet (FC Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Steven Nzonzi (Stade Rennais), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Nabil Fekir (Real Betis), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach)

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