And this is because the technician of the “tricolors”, Didier Deschamps, announced that he will not call any footballer, in order to fill the void, which arose in the team, after the injury that put Karim Benzema out of “battle” for the tournament. “No,” the Federal coach replied to the French TV channel TF1, when asked on the Téléfoot show about possibly replacing the Real Madrid striker with another player, as he had the right to request from FIFA until tomorrow.
The French coach did not want to justify his decision, considering that he has several strikers at his disposal (Kilian Bappé, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Kingsley Coman, Marcus Thuram, Radal Kolo Moani and Olivier Giroud). However, this decision flies in the face of Benzema’s expressed hope to leave his position “for someone who can help our team do a good World Cup”, as he wrote on social media overnight , before leaving Doha this morning.
Meanwhile, Deschamps was reassuring about Raphael Varane, who picked up a thigh injury on October 22. As he pointed out, the central defender of Manchester United and vice-captain of the French national team “will be available” for Tuesday’s (22/11) match against Australia for the premiere of the 4th group, as he trained normally yesterday.
source: on sports