Mbappé ruled out for France qualifiers
A hamstring injury has ruled PSG superstar Kylian Mbappé out of France's upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey.
The 20-year-old thought he had recovered from a hamstring complaint that had kept him out of action for much of the early part of the season, but on Tuesday the France team set-up announced that the Parisian prodigy had left the training camp at Clairefontaine after experiencing some issues with his thigh.
"After talking to the player, who had been following a recovery protocol since Monday, and Franck Le Gall, the French team doctor, Didier Deschamps decided to make the player available to his club, Paris Saint-Germain," read the France team statement. "Kylian Mbappé will leave Clairefontaine on Wednesday morning."
Mbappé will be replaced in the France squad by former OL and Nice forward Alassane Pléa, currently plying his trade with Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga.
This is the latest in a string of recent injuries to France players, with captain Hugo Lloris having been ruled out until the end of the year with a dislocated elbow on duty for Tottenham at the weekend, OL captain Léo Dubois sustaining a hamstring strain in the derby defeat to Saint-Etienne and Paul Pogba in and out of action all season with a foot complaint.
Top spot on the line
Les Bleus take on Iceland in Reykjavik on Friday, 11 October before returning to home turf to take on Turkey - the Group H leaders on head-to-head record after their 2-0 Matchday 3 win over France - at the Stade de France on Monday, 14 October.