CELTIC striker Odsonne Edouard was handed his debut for the French under-21s last night, and marked the occasion with a brace after coming off the bench.

Sylvain Ripoli's side hosted Albania in a friendly, with the Celtic forward named as a substitute for the match.

France took the lead through 19-year-old Lyon striker Amine Gouiri shortly before half-time, with Edouard coming off the bench during the second half.

The 21-year-old doubled his side's advantage in the 77th minute before adding another on 89 minutes, with Dortmund forward Dan Axel Zagadou grabbing a fourth in stoppage time.

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The goalscoring cameo boosts Edouard's chances of a starting berth for his country's upcoming under-21s Euro qualifiers, where France have been drawn alongside Georgia, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Switzerland and Azerbaijan.

France's qualfiying campaign begins next month with a home fixture against Georgia on 10 October, followed up with a trip to Slovakia on 15 October.

Edouard has previously represented France at under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels, scoring a totla of 24 goals in 34 appearances.