Two more France players get sick 48 hours before the World Cup final.
Didier Deschamps has the chance to make history by becoming the first manager to win back-to-back World Cups since Brazil did so in 1962.
It won’t be an easy task because they are going up against an Argentina. Argentina team is driven by Lionel Messi, who, with a stellar performance. He could win the World Cup, Golden Ball, and Golden Boot awards in consecutive years.
The recent illness of several players has made life difficult in the Les Bleus camp.
Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot, two regular starters, were both ruled out of the game. This is due to illness before the semi-final victory over Morocco.
Some blamed England for the issues. But in the end, it didn’t matter because France took their chances while the Africans did not.
Kingsley Coman was the most recent team member to become ill. This is according to confirmation on Thursday, even though the first two players had been instructed to isolate themselves.
The situation for the Europeans has gotten worse as center-backs Raphael Varane and Ibrahima Konate are both reportedly unable to train due to illnesses, according to L’Equipe.
Varane reportedly only has “minor” symptoms, whereas Konate allegedly has more severe ones.
Statement from French Football Official
According to French football journalist Julien Laurens, Coman should be fine and Upamecano has started training again.
“No, it’s not that bad.
“Dayot Upamecano, who missed the semifinal, is back and back in the workout.
“Kingsley Coman is the one who had a little sore throat, but he was feeling better. Everything is alright.
“I believe Rabiot was a major loss; his absence from the championship game would have been significant. I believe it would be a big boost if he were back, or if he could come back.
Despite initial reports linking the illness to the England team, it has since been suggested that the stadium air conditioning is to blame.
Whatever the cause, Deschamps will be hoping that none of his team members fall ill again anytime soon.