Latest Football News – The France team will have to do without Kylian Mbappé’s services during this international period. Touches on the left thigh, the French international has been deemed unfit to play with the France team against Iceland and Turkey in Euro 2020 qualifying. It is Alassane Pléa who replaces him in the France group.
No risk taken with Kylian Mbappé. Absent on injury in the last game of PSG, last Saturday against Angers (4-0), and arrived uncertain Monday Clairefontaine, the 20-year-old striker was made available to his club by the FFF Tuesday night. Touches on the left thigh, it is so forfeited for the two qualifying matches for the Euro 2020 team of France, against Iceland (Friday) and Turkey (Monday). Alassane Plea was called to replace him.
Didier Deschamps made the decision to dismiss the former Monegasque “after meeting with the player who was following a protocol of recovery since Monday and Franck Le Gall, the doctor of the France team”, said the federation. Mbappé thus continues its dotted season start. Because of this recurring problem in the left thigh, he only participated in four of the first nine days of Ligue 1, scoring a goal.
For PSG, it’s a new paradox: the lack of total healing of Mbappé is confirmed, but the risk of relapse into international match is ruled out. The next meeting of men Thomas Tuchel, is for ten days (moving to Nice on October 18, in the league).
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Concerning the group France, it is a third change compared to the initial list of Didier Deschamps, in a third different sector, after the replacements of Hugo Lloris by Mike Maignan, Saturday, and Léo Dubois by Djibril Sidibé, Monday. He also uncertain at the beginning of the week – and forced to train on the sidelines of the group, as Mbappé – Lucas Hernandez was however reassuring Tuesday, as to his chances of starting Friday in Iceland.
Alassane Plea, who should arrive Wednesday in Clairefontaine, could for its part have the opportunity to honor a second selection in Blues. The 26-year-old former Nice striker shines in the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach (4 goals in 7 games, after scoring 12 in 34 games in the previous opus). His first cape dates from November 2018, during a friendly match against Uruguay. Almost a year later, he’s back on the blue train.