France U21 star Abdoul Razzagui Camara named by Guinea

Abdoul Razzagui Camara
Abdoul Razzagui Camara has applied to Fifa to enable him play for Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations

France youth striker Abdoul Razzagui Camara has been named by Guinea for next month's African Cup of Nations.

The attacker, who is still seeking to switch his international allegiance, is in Guinea's 26-man preliminary squad.

Camara has played at U21 level for France but was born in Guinea and now wants to play for the west Africans.

He will need Fifa's permission before 10 January to make the switch and also the deadline date for Guinea to finalise their 23-man squad.

The preliminary squad, named by coach Michel Dussuyer, omits two other French-born players.

Larsen Toure and Richard Soumah, both of Stade Brest, had previously committed their international future to the Syli Nationale.

Guinea begin their Nations Cup preparations on Monday in Conakry before undertaking a one-week training camp in Abidjan, the commercial capital of Ivory Coast.

They plan a friendly back in Conakry on 18 January, but an opponent has yet to be fixed, before heading to the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Guinea will compete in Group D with Botswana, Ghana and Mali.

The Nations Cup runs from 21 January to 12 February.


Goalkeepers: Aboubacar Camara (Alcoyano, Spain), Abdoul Aziz Keita (AS Kaloum), Naby Yattara (Arles-Avignon, France)

Defenders: Thierno Bah (Lausanne, Switzerland), Dianbodo 'Bobo' Balde (Arles-Avignon, France), Ibrahima Sory Bangoura (Djoliba, Mali), Lanfia Camara (WS Woluwe, Belgium), Morlaye Cisse (EGS Gafsa, Tunisia), Boubacar Diallo (Spartak Trnava, Slovakia), Ibrahima Diallo (Waasland Beveren, Belgium), Kamil Zayatte (Buyuksehir, Turkey), Oumar Kalabane (Al Dhafra, United Arab Emirates)

Midfielders: Mamadou Dioulde Bah (VfB Stuttgart, Germany), Habib Jean Balde (Universitatea Cluj, Romania), Kevin Constant (Genoa, Italy), Sadio Diallo (Bastia, France), Pascal Feindouno (Sion, Switzerland), Naby Soumah (CS Sfaxien, Tunisia)

Forwards: Alhassane Bangoura (Rayo Vallecano, Spain), Ismael Bangoura (Al Nasr, United Arab Emirates), Ousmane Barry (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Abdoul Razzagui Camara (Sochaux, France), Karamoko Cisse (Albinoleffe, Italy), Ibrahima Conte (Ghent, Belgium), Ibrahim Traore (VfB Stuttgart, Germany), Ibrahima Yattara (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia).

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