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Spain target Laporte called up by France

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has been called into the France squad.

Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps denied the reasoning was just to prevent the defender from playing for Spain.

"If I think Laporte should play, he'll play," he said. "I didn't call him up just to make sure he didn't play with another national team.

"That's never been how this works."

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