Kylian Mbapped finally with the Blues

The Paris striker is not sufficiently recovered from a hamstring injury. He is replaced by the Borussia Mönchengladbach player, Allasane Pléa who already has a selection.

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Kylian Mbappé, on her arrival in Clairefontaine (Yvelines), Monday, October 7th. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

The fear has turned into certainty: the Paris SG striker, Kylian Mbappé, insufficiently recovered from an injury to a thigh, is forfeited for the next matches of the team of France, qualifiers for the Euro 2020, against Iceland and Turkey, October 11 and 14, announced the French Federation Tuesday, October 8 evening.

This is a new blow for the coach of world champions Didier Deschamps, already deprived of his goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, midfielder Manchester United Paul Pogba and defender Lyonnais Léo Dubois, injured last weekend in the league.

Not a relapse

The injury of Mbappé goes back longer, late August, and despite a recovery of a few minutes at the end of September club, the Parisian is not able to continue on the next two international meetings in Reykjavik and Saint-Denis. Saturday package in the league, Mbappé "Is not injured again, it is not a relapse but the scar and the nerve are too close, we have an uncomfortable reaction and we have to treat"said his coach at PSG, the German Thomas Tuchel.

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Arrived Monday at the scene of the rally of the team of France in Clairefontaine, in the Paris region, like the other players, the young world champion had been training since on the sidelines of the group, as the defender of Bayern Lucas Hernandez. "After talking with the player who was following a protocol of recovery since Monday and Franck Le Gall, the doctor of the French team, Didier Deschamps has decided to make the player available to his club", said the French Football Federation (FFF).

The Parisian will leave Clairefontaine Wednesday morning and will be replaced in the day by Alassane Pléa, the striker of Borussia Mönchengladbach who has a selection in the French team, in November 2018 friendly against Uruguay (about ten minutes of play). A little lost sight of Deschamps since Pléa was a centerpiece of the victory of Mönchengladbach 5-1 Sunday against Augsburg, which allowed the Rhine club to take sole head of the Bundesliga. He issued two assists and scored one goal, his fourth of the season in the league. The former Niçois, who plays center forward, replaces Mbappé who occupies more generally one side in the Deschamps system.


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