After picking up an injury against Ukraine, one of France’s most important players is set to miss the rest of the international break.
France has some bad news after the most recent World Cup Qualifier against Ukraine. One of their top players picked up a muscular injury that will keep him out of the game for the rest of the fixtures. This means he will miss the next two matches against Kazakhstan and Bosnia-Herzegovina. During the match against Ukraine, N’Golo Kante finished the match with problems in one of his hamstrings.
This can become a serious problem if left untreated, which is why they decided to keep him on the sidelines. Paul Pogba has to step in to replace the Chelsea star. He recovered from his problems right in time. But this issue will translate all the way to London with the Blues. As Thomas Tuchel has to deal with not having one of his best players ready for the Champions League.
France’s announcement about Kante.
The French Football Federation made a public announcement via their official website with the following statement: “N’Golo Kanté will not take part in the next two matches of the French team on Sunday in Kazakhstan and three days later in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Chelsea midfielder felt a pain in the hamstrings of the left thigh at the very end of the match against Ukraine on Wednesday at the Stade de France.
“He had clinical and radiological examinations on Thursday, which revealed a small injury. In consultation with Doctor Franck Le Gall, national coach Didier Deschamps decided to put N’Golo Kanté back at the disposal of his club on Friday. N’Golo Kanté will not be replaced. It is therefore a group of twenty-five players who will fly to Kazakhstan on Friday morning.”