European Championships

Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan earns France call-up

PARIS (AP) France coach Didier Deschamps called up three new players on Tuesday, including Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra and a friendly against Bolivia.

Maignan, who was voted the league's best goalkeeper last week, was rewarded for his excellent season with French league runner-up Lille.

"Maignan is part of a team which achieved a superb championship, he oozes serenity, his athletic presence is impressive," Deschamps said.