World Cup 2022

3rd France star struck with illness ahead of World Cup final

Concern surrounding the wellbeing of yet another member of Didier Deschamps’ France squad has begun to spread on Thursday evening.

The player in question? Kingsley Coman.

For those who may have missed it, two key members of France’s starting XI were ruled out of the nation’s semi-final meeting with Morocco on Wednesday night.

This came as it was revealed that both Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano had picked up an unspecified illness.

The latter was ultimately able to take his place on the bench for the clash, but Rabiot, who has played a starring role for Les Bleus in Qatar this winter, remained in the team hotel throughout.

Hope remains that the soon-to-be free agent will recover fitness in time for Sunday’s World Cup finale showdown with Argentina, but now, on Thursday, a fresh concern amongst the world champions’ ranks has been unveiled.

This comes owing to confirmation that yet another French star - in the form of Kingsley Coman - has come down with the same sickness which continues to make its way through Deschamps’ squad.

The info comes courtesy of L’Equipe, as cited by GFFN, who report that Coman sat out training earlier today with the same symptoms suffered by Rabiot and Upamecano.

His status for Sunday’s clash, as a result, remains up in the air as things stand.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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