France trains with five casualties two days before the World Cup final

Varane and Konaté, new infected by the virus that affects the French team


The players of the French team Raphael Varane and Ibrahima Konaté, infected with a virus, joined this Friday in the loss of Kingsley Coman, also ill, while Aurelien Tchouaméni, victim of a bruised hip, and Théo Hernández, with a blow to the knee, were the other players who did not exercise with the rest of their teammates just two days after facing Argentina in the World Cup final in Qatar (4:00 p.m.).

Plague of casualties in the team led by Didier Deschamps, who will have to wait until the last moment to put together an eleven of guarantees. Thus, the two starting central defenders against Morocco (2-0) last Wednesday did not train at Al Sadd’s facilities and are doubtful for the final, while Coman, who already missed the semifinal match, also remained on the sidelines. from the rest of his classmates.

All of this is due to a virus that has been affecting ‘Les Bleus’ since the start of the World Cup. The first to lose was Marcus Thuram, still in the group stage, and then midfielder Adrien Rabiot and center-back Dayot Upamecano, also absent in the semifinals. However, both the Juventus player and the Bayern Munich player returned to exercising normally this Friday and will be available for the French coach.

While waiting for some more cases to be confirmed before the final, from Argentina the media speculate that the virus could be coronavirus. For their part, the Real Madrid midfielder Tchouaméni and the Milan defender Théo Hernández trained inside the French training center, after both were injured in the match against the Moroccan team.