Will Nikola Karabatic play, even a little bit, the final of the World Championship?
Will he be on the field to win his 5th personal star?
He's the stranger in the blue house.
For eight days, the soul, the boss, the playmaker of the France team has been suffering from the left foot and a metatarsal which poisons his life.
Present on the match sheet, he did not come into play against Sweden in the semi-finals.
We won't know until an hour before kick-off if Guillaume Gille is counting on him.
It should be the case because the coach can only leave two of these players in the stands.
This will be the case of the third goalkeeper Charles Bolzinger and probably also of Thibaud Briet, still touched in the hand.
Even if he does not return, the presence of Karabatic on the bench changes a lot of things.
Victim of a heavy fall at the end of the semi-final which bruised his right forearm, Elohim Prandi should also be operational, even grimacing.
Since the start of the World Cup, the caravan of the Blues has looked a bit like a field hospital: Luka Karabatic (back), Dika Mem (abdominals) and others have spent time in the infirmary.
The players are washed out by an unnecessarily long tournament.
The Danes on their side look fresh as roaches and do not deplore any boo.