Defending champions suffer another injury blow. This time their “could be vital” Christopher Nkunku has been ruled out of the World Cup. With him now Les Bleus have at least 4 players out with injuries. Find detail about how Nkunku suffered an injury and how long he will have to stay out. Here is the Christopher Nkunku injury update and details along with the full France injury list for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer News and Possible Future Destinations.
Nkunku Injury Update
With just 5 days left for the grand stage of world soccer, Nkunku was training with his other compatriots to represent France in his first-ever mega-international football event. Before heading to Qatar, France was preparing in Clairefontaine. But it suddenly became a dreadful one for Deschamps’ side. A sudden challenge from Real Madrid midfielder Edouard Camavinga saw the RB Leipzig forward in extreme distress. After that collision, he suffered a foot injury and limped off the training pitch at Clairefontaine. And it demolishes the Bundesliga star’s dream to play in the World Cup in Qatar. Nkunku has been rumored to be targeted by the EPL giants Chelsea.
|Injury Type||Foot Injury|
|Date||Tuesday, 15th November|
|Status||Out Of the World Cup|
|Injury Due To||Collision with teammate Edouardo Camavinga|
France Starting 11 World Cup Final 2022 vs Argentina:
You will find the France lineup for each game in the World Cup 2022 here.
France Lineup for Final 2022 vs Argentina:
Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, Theo Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud (4-2-3-1).
France Injury List for FIFA World Cup
Nkunku is the 4th French star who won’t be playing in Qatar due to injury. The injury list keeps extending for the champions. The other stars who were left out of the squad due to injuries are:
He is the biggest among the lot. The Ballon d’Or winner suffered an injury just a day before the WC began.
One of the biggest missing stars not only for France but also for the entire competition. The Juventus man is out following knee surgery due to which the former United star couldn’t feature on the soccer pitch since his switch back to Juventus in August.
This guy’s injury was perhaps the biggest blow for the title holders. The Chelsea man is out with his hamstring injury issues. Kante is definitely the man around whom the midfield is built and even with the likes of Tchouameni or Camavinga, he is still irreplaceable.
The PSG center half also suffered from a Hamstring issue and he failed to recover in time and hence was to be withdrawn from the final squad.
He may not make the final squad but the Aston Villa man is also out with an injury issue and his case is a knee ligament injury.
France FIFA World Cup 2022 Fixtures
The defending champions are set to fly to Qatar on Wednesday, November 16. Their campaign kicks off with a game against the Socceroos of Australia on November 22. 4-days later they will come face to face with Denmark, the fixture which will perhaps determine the group champions. Les Bleus will play their 3rd and final group stage game on the 30th of November against Tunisia. FIFA World Cup Probable Knockout Fixture Bracket 2022.
|Date and Time||Opposition||Venue|
|Tuesday, November 22 (10 pm AST)||vs Australia||Al Janoub Stadium|
|Saturday, November 26 (7 pm AST)||vs Denmark||Stadium 974|
|Wednesday, November 30 (6 pm AST)||vs Tunisia||Education City Stadium|