Last update The 03/02/2013 at 21:32 - Published on 04/02/2013 at 07:29
By Reuters - The 03/02/2013 at 21:32
France coach Didier Deschamps
has called up Newcastle
defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
after a thigh injury ruled Raphael Varane
out of Wednesday's friendly against Germany, the French Federation said on Sunday.
The uncapped 19-year-old Varane picked up a muscle injury during Real Madrid's 1-0 defeat at Granada in la Liga on Saturday.
"Real Madrid and France doctors agreed that the player was not fit enough to play in the coming days," a statement read.
The 23-year-old Yanga-Mbiwa, who joined Newcastle from Montpellier during the transfer window, has three international caps.