FIFA World Cup: Virus scare hits French camp, three players missed training on Friday
The three players worked individually at the gym, the federation said. It's not clear whether they will be available for the game against Argentina on Sunday.
Doha (Qatar): The virus-hit French football team has been ‘enforcing social distancing’ and taking all precautions ahead of the crucial final match of the FIFA World Cup against Argentina on Sunday.
The virus in the French camp caused Dalot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot to miss the semifinal against Morocco and has also affected central defenders Raphael Varane and Ibrahima Konate besides winger Kingsley Coman, who didn’t participate in the training session on Friday due to a cold — a fact which the French football federation confirmed on Friday.
The three players worked individually at the gym, the federation said. It’s not clear whether they will be available for the game against Argentina on Sunday.
Striker Randal Kolo Muani said on Friday that the squad were taking precautions.
“Those who are sick stay in their room,” he said. “They’re being taken care of by the doctors and we’ve been enforcing social distancing.
“We’re very strict about it.”
Fellow forward Ousmane Dembele said: “We’re not scared of that virus. Dayot and Adrien got a bit of a stomach ache, I made them ginger and honey tea and then they felt better. I hope everyone will be ready for the final.
“Dayot got better and I think everyone will be ready. We’ve been taking precautions. The first day, Dayot stayed in his room and we brought him food and he was back with everyone the next day.”