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France to miss out on two players in the semis due to illness

France could be without two players in their starting line-up from the quarter-final win over England, when they face Morocco tonight.

In a surprisingly unfortunate circumstance, The SUN has reported that the French camp was hit with a wave of illness which affected two important players and may be made to miss the Morocco game.

Both players being – Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot – missed yesterday’s training session which was the team’s last training session before facing Morocco.

Having missed training on Monday to a sore throat, Upamecano is set to be replaced by Liverpool‘s Ibrahim Konate while Rabiot could give way for Youssef Fofana should the central midfielder fail to recover in time for the clash.

Adrien Rabiot has played in all five matches for the Les Blues while Upamecano has seen rest in the defeat to Tunisia having secured qualification to the knockout rounds.

According to L’Équipe, this span of sickness is due to the air conditioning at the team’s base in Qatar and all around the Gulf state during the tournament.

The Les Blues are without N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema and Lucas Hernandez, who recently exited the tournament after sustaining an ACL injury in the opener against Australia.

Deschamps will be hoping to maintain the energy and confidence of the team, considering there is a possibility of starting with a different eleven for the Morocco clash.

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