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Deschamps – No one is angry with Kylian Mbappe
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Deschamps – No one is angry with Kylian Mbappe

France coach Didier Deschamps has disclosed that no one is angry with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe but it hurts to be knocked out of the ongoing Euro 2020 competition. It can be recalled that the young forward missed his penalty kick and this consigned the French team to elimination from the round of 16 stages of the competition at the hands of Switzerland. This is so, especially in a game where the French team were favorites but eventually squandered a two-goal lead in the latter stages of the game. The Swiss team ran out 5:4 winners from the shootout in Bucharest on Monday night. Deschamps spoke after the game and admitted that none of the squad were displeased with the striker; “No one is angry with him,” he said. He recalled his pre-tournament comments about focus...
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Kante to miss France’s next two qualifiers due to injury

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante will not play any part in France's next two World Cup Qualifiers after sustaining an injury. The Frenchman tweaked his hamstring during the 1 all draw against Ukraine on Wednesday night. He will now return to Chelsea to undergo treatment, as confirmed by France in an official press release. "N'Golo Kante will not take part in the next two matches of the French team on Sunday in Kazakhstan and three days later in Bosnia-Herzegovina," a statement on the French Football Federation website reads. "The Chelsea midfielder felt a pain in the hamstrings of the left thigh at the very end of the match against Ukraine on Wednesday at the Stade de France. He had clinical and radiological examinations on Thursday, which revealed a small lesion. "In consultati...
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Thierry Henry tips Guendouzi to be called up by France for Euro 2020

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is in line for his first senior cap for France when they face Moldova and Albania in the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifying encounters. Guendouzi was called up to Didier Deschamps' squad as a replacement for injured Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi who had to withdraw after suffering a broken rib in his side's 1 nil win against AC Milan in the Serie A just before the international break. This is the opportunity for the young midfielder to make the move up from the U21 level although he has been in and around the squad, having been called to replace Manchester United's injured Paul Pogba early this season. However, he played no part for France on the pitch. Regardless, Deschamps opined that the experience puts in good stead this time around. “Mat...