History does not say if Didier Deschamps would have retained it, but the coach already knows that he will not be able to: Boubacar Kamara will be forfeited for the 2022 World Cup. The Aston Villa midfielder (22 years old, 3 selections), who was initially called up to make up for Adrien Rabiot’s withdrawal from this rally before giving up in turn, is unavailable for a period of at least two months.
Hit in the right knee just before halftime of the match against Southampton (1-1, last Friday), the former Marseillais had been replaced in stride. Past examinations have established a big sprain. His club sent him for treatment in Dubai.
Kamara is unlikely to be able to return to competition until mid-November at the earliest. Too late, a priori, to be restored before the announcement of the list of Deschamps for the World Cup, which will begin on November 20 (first match of the Blues on the 22nd against Australia).