Christopher Nkunku, the France striker who suffered a knee injury in training on Tuesday, has been ruled out of the World Cup.
The RB Leipzig striker, Nkunku was knocked out in a challenge with Eduardo Camavinga during a 50-50 ball contest and had to be assisted off the pitch.
Nkunku would not travel to Qatar, it was later confirmed after testing proved he had damaged his left knee.
Nkunku’s medical information was provided to FIFA by the French Football Federation in order for the defending champions to call up a replacement.
Wissam Ben Yedder, Moussa Diaby, Morgan Terrier, or Randal Kolo Muani are set to take his place.
Didier Deschamps and his team are set to leave for their base in Doha on Wednesday.
Les Bleus open their World Cup Group D campaign on November 22 against Australia, followed by Denmark and Tunisia.
Only France teammate Kylian Mbappe has more combined goals and assists since the start of 2022 among players from Europe’s top five divisions (the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and Serie A).
In the calendar year, the 25-year-old has had a total of 48 goal involvements (37 goals and 11 assists), with Mbappe leading the way with 57. (43 goals and 14 assists).