France virus crisis continues as five players fall ill before World Cup final

  • virus outbreak continues as five players get sick before the 2022 final.

France virus crisis continues as five players fall ill before World Cup final
virus crisis continues as five players fall ill before final

Raphael Varane and Ibrahima Konate are the latest players to fall ill in the team ahead of Sunday’ final against , pushing the number up to five.

manager Didier Deschamps had already confirmed that winger Kingsley Coman would be the third player, while Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano were both ruled out of the semi-final victory over Croatia after contracting a virus that a handful of players blamed on the conditioning systems used in Qatari stadiums.


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Coman complained of flu-like symptoms and Deschamps conceded on Friday morning that has the battle to avoid an outbreak in the camp ahead of the final against in two days.

“Coman had a fever this morning,” Deschamps said. “We have had a few cases of flu-like symptoms. We are trying to be careful so that it does not spread. The players have put in a great effort on the pitch and obviously their immune systems have suffered.

“Dayot Upamecano felt bad right after the game against England. It happens when you exert yourself so much, you are more prone to getting these viruses. We’re taking all the necessary precautions.”

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