When Adrien Rabiot and Dayot Upamecano were ruled out of the semi-final against Morocco, Didier Deschamps made the swift choice to start Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konaté
The defender took the chance with both hands, and demonstrated just why the Reds paid all that money for him and why the France boss trusted him.
The Liverpool center-back could possibly start the final following his performance, but the latest news from the national team camp, as published by L’Equipe, isn’t promising.
This is due to the fact that both Raphael Varane and Konaté have been ‘struck by the virus’ that has spread among the France squad.
Kingsley Coman has it as well and was isolated on Thursday night, although his absence would not be as significant as the two defenders’.
It is stated that ‘mild symptoms’ have been seen for the Manchester United player, whilst they are ‘a touch more obvious’ for the Liverpool player.
This will be constantly observed by France’s medical team, and we’ll see if either attends the next training session, which is scheduled for today at 5 p.m.