Ibrahima Konate and Raphael Varane are the latest players to fall victim to a virus that is sweeping through the France squad ahead of Sunday’s World Cup Final.
The French have introduced social distancing measures to try and halt its spread but five players have now been diagnosed – with Adrien Rabiot, Dayot Upamecano and Kingsley Coman all affected. Konate is understood to be more ill than Varane.
All the players have been isolated and were not allowed to mix with their team-mates, although coach Didier Deschamps is confident they will be available for the final against Argentina, as per@JBurtTelegraph.
Ibrahima Konate may return to the French National team this afternoon if he overcomes the illness, making him fit to start against Argentina in the World Cup Final tomorrow.
Ibrahima Konate will have the chance to make history with France in Sunday’s World Cup final. The centre-back will hope for an opportunity to feature as his country try to become the first since Brazil in 1958 and 1962 to successfully defend the trophy.