Arthur Masuaku has been called by DR Congo for their World Cup qualifiers against Tunisia.
Head coach Florent Ibenge has named a 36-man squad for the tie that might likely decide who goes through to Russia.
With both teams joint-leaders of group A with 6 points , the clash which will take place at the Stade Olympique in Rades on 1 September and then Kinshasa's imposing Stade de Martyrs five days later might decide the fate of the group.
The West Ham defender who was born in Lille and played for the French national team at junior level switched his allegiance to the Congolese national side in June. Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga who has turned down numerous call ups was also invited.