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Kylian Mbappe’s status still in doubt ahead of France game

Kylian Mbappe, France
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The striker has missed France’s last two games over the international break but hopes to feature against Sweden.


Didier Deschamps revealed Kylian Mbappe is back in team training and he will make a late decision on whether the striker plays in France’s game against Sweden on Tuesday night.

The Paris Saint-Germain star has been sidelined with a thigh issue in France’s last two games. But even in his absence, Les Bleus grabbed a crucial 1-0 win at Portugal last Saturday to clinch a spot in the Nations League finals.

These last few days, however, have seen Mbappe return to training to fuel hope of a comeback at home to Sweden for the team’s last Nations League game in Group A3.


“Kylian is fine, he did the collective session yesterday,” said France boss Deschamps said at a press conference as quoted by Goal.

“He will do the session today. I will take the time to discuss with him to see if he starts or if he comes into the game from the bench.


“There are the two options with their advantages and disadvantages. I will decide on what is best for the team and for him.

“He had two weeks without a ball, he really wants to play. He wanted to be there for tomorrow’s game, and if all goes well, he will.”

Anthony Martial, meanwhile, is also a doubt for France to leave Olivier Giroud in line for a start against Sweden.