France coach Didier Deschamps praised Kingsley Coman's performance in a comfortable 4-1 win over Albania in Euro 2020 qualifying on Saturday.

Coman struck twice at the Stade de France to go with goals from Olivier Giroud and Jonathan Ikone, while Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty as the hosts cruised to victory in Group H.

The goals were the Bayern Munich attacker's first at international level since March 2016 and Deschamps hailed the 23-year-old.

"It's been a while since he's with us. He was there before the Euros [in 2016] and before, younger," he said, via L'Equipe.

"His match is more like what he has been doing for a year with Bayern Munich. He is more attracted to the goal and decisive.

"He always had this ability to destabilise the opponent … it's nice to see him on such a level."

France's win moved them onto 12 points, the same tally as Turkey and Iceland at the halfway stage.

Deschamps' men were stunned by Turkey in June and while the coach has been pleased with France's response, he said the defeat would not be forgotten.

"We will not erase it. We had already answered three days later with the victory in Andorra," he said.

"We cannot erase it and it will not compensate for what we did not do. We had not done anything good that night.

"[Against Albania] we put what we are used to putting, beyond the quality of football, in commitment and aggression.

"I had no doubt or fear that my group no longer has the capacity. They have already shown it enough times. It was early June, we will not stay on it."

France host Andorra in their next outing on Tuesday.

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has won a long-awaited international call-up for France's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra.

Laporte, who cost City £57million 19 months ago, has the unwanted distinction of being the most expensive uncapped player of all-time after being persistently overlooked by Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps.

Five domestic trophies won at City had not been enough to persuade Deschamps until now, with the former Athletic Bilbao centre-back in for next month's internationals as Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti misses out.

Laporte is one of 10 players included to have played no part in France's 2018 World Cup triumph, alongside Lille forward Jonathan Ikone, who wins a maiden call-up amid the injury absences of Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele.

Tottenham's record signing Tanguy Ndombele similarly sits out amid fitness concerns, with N'Golo Kante also not considered following his recent return to action for Chelsea. Galatasaray's Steven Nzonzi comes in as the beneficiary.

The world champions are top of Group H on goal difference, locked together on nine points with Iceland and Turkey following a 2-0 defeat away to the latter in June.

Premier League rivals Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are among the candidates to win the Best FIFA Men's Coach award, while Jill Ellis heads up the Best FIFA Women's Coach nominees after she led the United States to World Cup glory.

Guardiola guided Manchester City to the Premier League, EFL Cup and FA Cup in a glittering 2018-19 campaign that saw Klopp's Liverpool push them all the way for domestic glory.

The Reds won the Champions League for the first time in 14 years, beating Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham in the final, and the Spurs boss is also in the running for the FIFA award.

There is no place on the shortlist for Massimiliano Allegri despite the former Juventus coach having clinched his fifth consecutive Scudetto with the Bianconeri, and his successor Maurizio Sarri missed out even though he won the Europa League, reached the EFL Cup final and secured a Champions League spot with Chelsea.

Ellis, meanwhile, is up against Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman whose side the USA beat in the World Cup final. The coaches of both semi-finalists, England's Phil Neville and Sweden's Peter Gerhardsson, are also on the shortlist.

Italy's Milena Bertolini is also in contention along with Lyon's Reynald Pedros, Japan Under-20s' Futoshi Ikeda, and Arsenal's Joe Montemurro.

The Best FIFA Men's Coach nominees:

Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)
Didier Deschamps (France)
Marcelo Gallardo (River Plate)
Ricardo Gareca (Peru)
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham)
Fernando Santos (Portugal)
Erik ten Hag (Ajax)
Tite (Brazil)

The Best FIFA Women's Coach nominees:

Milena Bertolini (Italy)
Jill Ellis (USA)
Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden)
Futoshi Ikeda (Japan U-20)
Antonia Is (Spain U-17)
Joe Montemurro (Arsenal)
Phil Neville (England)
Reynald Pedros (Lyon)
Paul Riley (North Carolina Courage)
Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands)

Didier Deschamps has won the FIFA Best Men's Coach award after leading France to World Cup glory.

France are world champions for the second time after winning a scintillating final against Croatia that epitomised a tournament packed with drama, goals, glory and heartache. 

France's array of superstars came out to shine as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe fired them to World Cup glory with an emphatic 4-2 win over Croatia.

France forward Kylian Mbappe did not take part in training on the eve of their World Cup semi-final against Belgium. 

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