The last training before the decisive Nations League match against Portugal, this Saturday evening in Lisbon (8:45 p.m. on TF 1) did not provide all the answers to the uncertainties surrounding the France team. Kylian Mbappé, hit in a thigh with PSG, remains very uncertain for this meeting, as Didier Deschamps explained earlier in a press conference. The striker did not participate in the collective session at the Luz stadium this Friday evening. He stayed away for individual exercises. A decision will be taken this Saturday morning on his participation.
In his absence, Didier Deschamps worked with teams that seemed mixed between holders and probable replacements. But some associations could give indications for this meeting, where the first place of group 3 of the League of Nations is at stake.
In attack, Olivier Giroud was surrounded by Antoine Griezmann and Kingsley Coman for the first part of the opposition. The Chelsea player is in trouble at the moment but still enjoys the confidence of the manager. If he is fit, Kylian Mbappé could reshuffle the cards in attack, but it is far from certain that the slightest risk will be taken. If he is absent, Martial could take advantage and settle to the right of the attack in a 4-4-2 system.
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During this training the day before the match, Pogba and Kanté worked together in the midfield, a notch higher than Steven Nzonzi. The Rennais is in balance according to the final choice of Deschamps concerning his system. The defense was made up on one side of Pavard, Varane, Lenglet and Digne and on the other side of Dubois, Zouma, Kimpembe and Hernandez. Didier Deschamps sometimes works in duos and Kimpembe and Hernandez have a good chance of being established, if their physical problems are behind them.
Lloris – Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez – Martial, Pogba or Rabiot, Kanté, Coman – Griezmann, Giroud.
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