Which France players could miss the World Cup 2022 final against Argentina through illness?

FRANCE are in the World Cup final against Argentina and they’ll be hoping they have a fully fit squad available.

Les Bleus have been clinical so far in Qatar, topping their group before beating Poland, England and Morocco en route to the final.

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But against Morocco, France were missing two of their stars.

And for their huge clash with Argentina in the final, they could be without some more big stars.

A mix of injuries and a bug which has swept its way through the French camp has caused their personnel crisis.

Which France players could miss the final through illness?

Against Morocco, both Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot were missing through illness.

“In Doha, temperatures have fallen a little bit, you have air conditioning which is on all the time,” France boss Didier Deschamps said.

“We’ve had a few cases of flu-like symptoms.

“We are trying to be careful so it doesn’t spread and players have made great efforts out on the pitch and obviously their immune systems suffer.

“Dayot Upamecano felt sick immediately after the match (against England).

“It happens when you make such an effort, your body is weakened and you are more prone to be infected by these viruses.

“We are taking all necessary precautions, we are trying to make sure it doesn’t spread but viruses are of course infectious and we have to take precautions against it.

“We separated him from others and Adrien as well.”

And since the Morocco game, both centre-backs Raphael Varane and Ibrahim Konate, who started against the African side, have reportedly been struck down with flu, missing training on Friday.

Kingsley Coman also missed training with the flu after feeling feverish in the week.

Aurelien Tchouameni and Theo Hernandez also skipped training on Friday, but they’re suffering with respective hip and knee problems.

Rabiot and Upamecano are expected to be back for the final.

But it remains to be seen whether Tchouameni, Hernandez and Varane will be okay to start.

Konate is likely to start from the bench.

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