European Football - Lacazette replaces injured Menez in France squad

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette could make his France debut during next month's South American tour after he was called up as a replacement for the injured Jeremy Menez.

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Olympique Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette (R) celebrates with his teammate Rachid Ghezzal (Reuters)

"Jeremy Menez has been rested by Paris St Germain as he recovers from a back problem and was forced to withdraw from the squad," French Football Federation said.

The 21-year-old Lacazette, who has become a regular starter for Lyon this season, will join up with the senior squad for the first time as France take on Uruguay and Brazil in friendly internationals on June 5 and 9 respectively.

Lacazette has been a key player at youth level in recent years, scoring the winning goal against Spain in the U19 European Championship final in 2010.

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