A Lyonnais replaces an ex-Lyonnais in the French team. Absent from the previous meeting last month, Nabil Fekir (25 caps, 2 goals) will not complete his return with the Blues next Monday. He is replaced by Houssem Aouar. Injured in the hamstrings of the left leg, the 27-year-old world champion trained in Lyon will not be able to participate in the friendly match between France and Finland on Wednesday November 11 (9:10 p.m.) at the Stade de France, nor in the two Ligue des nations in Portugal, on Saturday November 14 (8.45 p.m.), and against Sweden, three days later, at the Stade de France (8.45 p.m.).
National coach Didier Deschamps has therefore decided to summon Houssem Aouar, called up in the meantime with the Espoirs. Asked Thursday about the latter’s absence in the list of 26, Deschamps explained himself in these terms. “His non-selection is because of profitability compared to other players in his position. He came, we saw certain things. Today, I consider that Nabil Fekir gives more guarantees. “
Passed by the Hopes, Aouar, 22, honored his first selection on October 7 during the festival of the Blues in front of Ukraine (7-1) in a friendly match. The twenty-six players summoned are expected this Monday at 4 p.m. at the National Football Center in Clairefontaine to prepare for the last three meetings of the year 2020 for the French team with the objective of qualifying for the Final four of the League of Nations. The Blues currently occupy first place in the group tied on points with Portugal.
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