Theo Hernandez and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris have pulled out of the France National team squad for their upcoming Nations League games with Austria and Denmark.
Didier Deschamps and the France international team have been health a tough hand by fate with new injuries registered despite the world cup starting in November. Theo Hernandez and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris have pulled out of the France squad due to injury.
Alban Lafont and Lucas Digne replace the injured duo. Mike Maignan is most likely to replace the injured Hugo Lloris in the starting line-up in their Nations League games against Austria and Denmark, while Lucas Digne could make the left-back position his. France will miss their midfield partnership of Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kante, who remain out with injuries.
Hugo Lloris and Theo Hernandez’s injuries do not appear to be serious, but there are still concerns over whether the pair will be match fit ahead of the world cup in Qatar, which is just months away.
Theo Hernandez and Hugo Lloris will be ruing their bad luck as they would certainly want to feature for their national team at the world cup and be available for their clubs ahead of the packed schedule. Lloris and Tottenham take on league leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, while AC Milan takes on Empoli in the Serie A after the international break.
France has not had the preparation they would have liked ahead of the world cup. They have had injuries disrupting their preparation and off-the-field controversies.
Mbappe has refused to participate in a photo shoot with the national team due to disagreement over image rights. In contrast, Paul Pogba, despite being injured, has had bad press surrounding him over his brother’s arrest and involvement in an alleged extortion attempt on the former Manchester United midfielder.