France’s midfielder N’Golo Kante has been dropped from the Qatar World Cup after undergoing hamstring surgery. Premier League team Chelsea announced that he would be out of the field for four months following the operation.
He has been out of the games for some time after the last match against Tottenham, which ended in a 2-2 draw. He was a vital figure in the winning campaign of Les Bleus’ 2018.
A hamstring injury ruined his last season. Even in the recovery period, he faced a setback which finally ruled him out of the team with no option left.
He has only played two seasons of the Premier League and only 175 minutes he spent on the field for the last edition.
Since Kante moved from Leicester City in 2016 to Chelsea, he has played a vital role in holding the team back in midfield and holds 53 caps to his name.
Didier Deschamps, coach of the France football team, had warned its players that he would not compromise in picking the World Cup squad for the tournament commencing on 20th November.
Now, it will be a tricky situation for him as another key player, Paul Pogba, sustained a knee injury in the Juventas match last month. In addition, Thomas Lemar quit the game between Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in the first half with muscle pain.
The injury requires thorough exams before stating any outcome.
The swarm of controversies has plagued the team recently. With a series of injuries and poor results in recent matches, it could be worse. In six games of the Nations League, the side won only one.
A 2-0 victory over the Austrian football team was subsided by the 2-0 loss against Denmark in Copenhagen
Hugo Lloris and Karim Benzema are expected to return in the big event. But frequent matches leave room for more injuries and dropping off.
With Deschamps’s mainstays toppling down, he is forced to look into the new generation of footballers, which could result in incoherence in the team play.
Nevertheless, Aurélien Tchouaméni, alongside Youssouf Fofana, seems ready to bolster the team’s midfield. Giroud’s goal against Austria has secured him a place as the senior player targets a storming performance in his last edition of the World Cup.
France will face Austria on 22nd November as one of the favourites. Fans keenly observe the defending champions with utter optimism for a consecutive victory despite recent devastation.
An injury update on N'Golo Kante.
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| Title: N’Golo Kante to Drop from Qatar World Cup Through a Hamstring injury; France’s Team in Chaos
| Author: Trisita Aich
| Date: Oct 25, 2022