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The Real Madrid striker was recalled by France coach Didier Deschamps after being dropped by him in late 2015 following a scandal involving a sex tape featuring a former teammate.

European football’s governing body said it had agreed the increase from 23 players “to mitigate the risks of teams facing a shortage of available players for certain matches due to possible positive Covid-19 test results and subsequent quarantine measures”.

The 48-year-old has been named by FFF President Noel Le Graet as the national team’s idea successor to Didier Deschamps, who has a contract with the World Cup holders until 2022.

Deschamps’ previous deal was due to expire following the conclusion of Euro 2020, but following a successful spell in charge of the national team, he has been given the security of being able to work through until the end of their World Cup defence in Qatar.