When France takes on the Atlas Lions of Morocco on Wednesday for a spot in the 2022 World Cup final, they are likely to be missing two of their top players.
Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot missed Tuesday’s training session, which was only 24 hours before their match against Morocco.
For Didier Deschamps, who wants to make history by leading France to become the first side to successfully defend the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962, their absence is a big setback.
Upamecano, a center-back, is supposedly dealing with a sore throat, and Rabiot, a central midfielder, is allegedly “under the weather.”
Rabiot and Yousef Fofana could take Rabiot’s spot, while Ibrahima Konate is more likely to replace Upamecano.
Morocco, who has only given up its own goal, will be France’s opponent.
Morocco, on the other hand, hopes to continue making history in Qatar by becoming the first country from Africa to reach the championship final.