In the days leading up to their World Cup semifinal, France’s training camp has been plagued by illness. On Wednesday evening, the defending champions will face Morocco at the Al Bayt Stadium.
However, a disease that has spread throughout the squad has seriously hampered their planning.
Both Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot were forced to miss today’s practice, the team’s final one before facing Morocco.
They are also rumored to have serious doubts in the crucial match against the Atlas Lions, which will necessitate a last-minute lineup change.
Both Upamecano and Rabiot missed practice on Monday due to illnesses; Upamecano has a sore throat.
If the first-choice pair are unable to recover in time, Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate and Youssef Fofana are available.
France’s title defense will be hampered by the absence of N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, and Karim Benzema, as well as Lucas Hernandez, who suffered an ACL tear in their opening match against Australia.
They have yet to keep a clean sheet in Qatar, while their opponents tomorrow, Morocco, have only conceded once, and that was in a penalty shootout.
Source: The Sun