CAEN, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 16: Randal Kolo Muani of France celebrates his goal during the UEFA Euro U21 qualifier match between France U21 and Switzerland U21 at Stade Michel d'Ornano on November 16, 2020 in Caen, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

Following a knee injury picked up in training on Tuesday evening, France forward Christopher Nkunku has been forced to withdraw from the squad which is travelling to Qatar today ahead of the World Cup. Medical tests the Leipzig man underwent later in the night revealed a sprain on his left knee.

As first reported by RMC Sport, Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani will be called up as Nkunku’s replacement, with Didier Deschamps allowed to make injury-related changes to his squad at any time until the eve of Les Bleus’ opening game, against Australia on November 22.

The former Nantes man earned his first caps during the September international break this year, having appeared against Austria and Denmark. Nkunku’s departure from the squad is the latest in a host of injury issues for France in the lead-up to the tournament, with N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba having missed out on the squad and Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema a major doubt for the group stages.

Source: RMC Sport

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