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Manchester City star wins race against time to make 2018 World Cup squad

Benjamin Mendy has won his race to make France’s World Cup squad and will be on the plane to Russia, RMC Sport reports.

The Manchester City left-back has missed most of the injury through injury and his comeback has been handled carefully by Pep Guardiola and his coaching staff, with minutes here and there.

Despite a lack of game time at club level this season, Didier Deschamps will include the left-back in his squad with Lucas Hernandez or Lucas Digne expected to join him as the second left-back pick.

For Mendy, it will come as a relief as his World Cup dream had been in danger after he was ruled out with a ruptured ACL earlier in the season, and it took months of recovery and rehab to get him back on the pitch.

Mendy has made three appearances since returning, playing a total of 62 minutes, and will be hoping to add to that on Sunday when the Blues finish their double-winning season against Southampton.

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