Olivier Giroud and Raphael Varane are both doubts for Sunday’s World Cup final after they were ‘excluded from Dider Deschamps’ final training side on Saturday’, with Marcus Thuram and Dayot Upamecano coming in
There are doubts over the fitness of both Raphael Varane and Olivier Giroud after the pair were not included in a team for France’s closed training session.
It comes as Les Bleus prepare to face Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Varane is known to have suffered from a virus that has gone around the French camp but was thought to have recovered, yet L’Equipe report that Dayot Upamecano trained ahead of him on Saturday.
Marcus Thuram also came into the side for Olivier Giroud, who became France’s record goal scorer earlier in the tournament and scored the winner in their quarter final victory win over England.
If the pair are unavailable on Sunday, they will be sorely missed, as Giroud’s presence has been key to getting the best out of Kylian Mbappe, and a defensive change on the eve of a battle with Lionel Messi is far from ideal.
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