Official: Maignan, Theo and Leao called up by France and Portugal but England snub Tomori

By Oliver Fisher -

After the game against Cagliari on Saturday night an international break will commence, during which the attention will be mostly centred around the World Cup play-offs.

There are also some friendlies too, and it has been confirmed that goalkeeper Mike Maignan and defender Theo Hernandez have been called up for France’s friendlies against the Ivory Coast and South Africa. However, striker Olivier Giroud has not been picked by Didier Deschamps.

Rafael Leao has been summoned to play for Portugal in their World Cup play-offs and if they win and Italy do in their semi-final, he could face off against the Azzurri in what would be a battle for a place at the World Cup.

The disappointing news is that Fikayo Tomori has not been called up by Gareth Southgate for England’s friendlies against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast despite the fantastic season that he is having with the Rossoneri.


Tags AC Milan Fikayo Tomori Mike Maignan Rafael Leao theo hernandez


  1. Mid table premier League club defenders getting called up to the England squad, Tomori playing for AC Milan at the top of the league and being one of the stand out defenders in the league can’t get a look in, something very wrong, he deserves better.

  2. What a big scam?
    TOMORI has the option of playing for NIGERIA but he chose ENGLAND 🤔.
    This is really painful.
    I wish you well Bro

  3. Tomori created problem for himself in the first place bcoz he was warned severally by Nigerian legends that he and Abraham should not pick England over Nigeria, but they refused.

  4. Tomori should pledge his alliance to Nigeria. Let him ask Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, Victor Moses, Ademola Lookman, and a host of other England born Nigerians who got just a stint or weren’t even considered for a place in the team.

    The Super Eagles will welcome you with open arms

  5. The bright side to this is that we won’t lose him to any injuries playing lame friendlies on International duty looking back at our luck.

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