Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ben's Hoping for Spot in France Squad for World Cup

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ben's Hoping for Spot in France Squad for World Cup

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BENJAMIN Mendy is eyeing a place in France's World Cup squad after winning the Premier League with City.

Mendy missed seven months of the season after rupturing ligaments in his right knee during City's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in September.

But the 23-year-old left-back made his comeback in last month's win over Swansea and was afforded more game time on Sunday as he replaced Fabian Delph with 33 minutes left to play of the 0-0 draw with Huddersfield.

Now Mendy, who has just four France caps, says he is ready for a place in Didier Deschamps' 23-man squad for this summer's showpiece in Russia.

"I'll do like everyone else and try to get as much playing time as possible," Mendy told French outlet SFR Sport.

"We'll see when the list comes out. …

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