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“We make sure to manage as well as possible”: Deschamps kicks in touch on the virus which affects the Blues


The coach of the Blues and his captain Hugo Lloris remained evasive on the virus which rages within the France team on the eve of the World Cup final against Argentina.

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In the huge 800-seat auditorium, copiously stocked on Saturday morning, Didier Deschamps and Hugo Lloris had well prepared their response on a very specific subject.

Faced with the flu virus which flattened Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot, absent against Morocco in the semi-finals (2-0) on Wednesday, and which has just affected Ibrahima Konaté, Raphaël Varane but also Kingsley Coman, not present at the training on Friday, the coach and his captain responded in the same way.

But 24 hours from a World Cup final against Argentina, doubts have not been dispelled and remain numerous.

I don't have the latest information, the players were all sleeping this morning

(Saturday), blows the boss of the Blues.

We make sure to manage as well as possible, in peace.

We will have data today, tonight and until tomorrow to make sure we are ready for this big game that awaits us.

“Relaunched on the precautions put in place, Deschamps did not want to”

go into details

“to avoid feeding a subject which has already been causing a good talk for several days.

Same topo 15 minutes before with Hugo Lloris.

I have no more news than last night

(Friday), plants the record holder of the selections.

I didn't meet anyone this morning, the players were still in their room

(when he left for the press conference scheduled for 11:30 am in Doha)


You'll have more info by the next training.

The 4:30 p.m. session (2:30 p.m. in France) will say a little more about the forces involved.

We are never prepared for this kind of thing

(the virus)

and we try to prepare in the best possible way, continues Lloris.

These are hazards, but that does not take away from the concentration and excitement that one can have before a World Cup final.


The Blues staff will know more in the coming hours, but the absence of one of the three elements among Varane, Konaté or Coman in training will already indicate the virtual impossibility of starting against Argentina on Sunday (4 p.m.) at the stadium. of Lusail.

At the hotel of the world champions, all precautions are taken with the isolation of the patients in question, the follow-up of doctor Franck Le Gall and the strengthening of barrier gestures.

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Source: lefigaro

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