Third French superstar becomes ill before the World Cup final
It was revealed that Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot’s participation in their semifinal match against Morocco was in doubt due to illness.
The two were absent from the game, which France won 2-0 over Morocco to advance to the World Cup final.
Both Upamecano and Rabiot are putting forth an effort to be prepared for Sunday’s match against Argentina.
Winger Kingsley Coman is the third member of his team to have fallen ill. This was revealed by France manager Didier Deschamps.
Rabiot was placed in an isolated hotel after it was claimed that the French team was worried about the so-called “camel” virus. However, there has been no confirmation of whether the team is actually afflicted with this particular illness.
Coman had a fever this morning as well, Deschamps noted.
“The air conditioning is still on all the time in Doha. Though, the temperatures have dipped a little. Flu-like symptoms have occasionally been present.
“We are trying to take precautions so that it does not spread. Players have put in a great deal of work on the field, and obviously their immune systems suffer.”
Upamecano experienced illness following the England game, but Deschamps continued.
“Dayot Upamecano felt bad right away after the match against England,” he said. When you exert yourself excessively, your body weakens and you are more likely to contract these viruses.
“While we’re trying to prevent the spread of the virus and taking all necessary precautions, viruses are obviously contagious, so we also need to take protective measures.
“We’ll keep him apart from the others and Adrien as well.”
France is attempting to become the first nation to win back-to-back World Cups. This is because Brazil did so in 1958 and 1962. The French will have a difficult time overcoming an Argentina that is Lionel Messi-inspired.