L’Équipe report this afternoon that the knee injury which has forced Boubacar Kamara to withdraw from the France squad this week is likely to keep him sidelined for the World Cup as well.
The Aston Villa man’s issue with his right knee means he will be out of action for the next two months, rendering him unavailable for Didier Deschamps’ squad come to the end of November before the team flies out to Qatar.
The 22-year-old, who made his first senior appearance for Les Bleus earlier this year, was called up this time to replace the injured Adrien Rabiot. However, the knock he picked up in the draw against Southampton has forced him to withdraw as well, and ensuing medical exams in Dubai have revealed as serious sprain for the former Marseille man.
France’s first match of the World Cup will take place on November 22, two days after the start of the tournament, when they face Australia for their first group stage game.