From Giroud to Baran… France’s ‘super-emergency
Olivier Giroud and Rafael Varane may miss the final.
France will face Argentina in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar held at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th.
The World Cup in France was eventful. Long before the World Cup was held, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, who were the main players who won the 2018 World Cup in Russia four years ago, were injured and missed the World Cup, and Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku were injured during training after the national team was convened. He was knocked out of the national team. Rafael Varando participated in the World Cup not in good shape due to an injury.
Starting the World Cup schedule with key players injured, France won the first match of the group stage, but even lost Lucas Hernández to injury.
France was witty and overcame adversity. In the second leg of the group stage, Theo Hernandez started, and midfielder Eduardo Camavinga took the left-back position in the third leg, which started the rotation. He passed the tournament by running an aggressive game with weight on the attacking line without injuries. France’s attack was sharp enough to break through Morocco’s defense, which allowed only one goal throughout the tournament, in five minutes.
The finals that came up like that, the sad news came ahead of the finals. Giroud and Baran’s appearance in the final is uncertain due to injuries. Since Giroud was the core of offense and Baran was the core of defense, the absence of the two players was certain to be fatal for France.
France’s ‘L’Equipe’ said, “In the final training ahead of the final, the French national team deployed Marcus Thuram instead of Giroud. Also, the coaches of the national team trained with Dayo Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate as defense. “he said.
Also, Giroud explained that he suffered a knee injury and Varane contracted a virus that had recently left several players in the French national team bedridden. Several players, including Adrien Rabiot and Kingsley Coman, were reportedly quarantined in a hotel due to a highly contagious virus. Fortunately, Rabiot is expected to return for the finals.토토사이트
The media predicted that if Giroud could not play, Kylian Mbappe would be placed in the forefront and Thuram would take charge of the flank.