Hard blow for Didier Deschamps. The French Football Federation has just announced this Saturday, through a press release, the departure of the France group of N’Golo Kanté (31 years old) and Lucas Hernandez (26 years old), affected and therefore forced to forfeit for the last match of June for the France team, against Croatia in the League of Nations this Monday at the Stade de France.
“Hampered by knee pain, N’Golo Kanté left the rally this Saturday morning. The Chelsea midfielder would not have been able to play Monday against Croatia at the Stade de France (8:45 p.m. on TF1). Defender Lucas Hernandez must also leave the group in the evening to join his partner who is waiting for a happy event. Twenty-two players are therefore now available to the national coach, Didier Deschamps., explains the press release from the FFF. The Chelsea midfielder and Bayern defender started the first game against Denmark (1-2), but did not play in Croatia (1-1) or Austria (1-1).