He should have expected it. Mike Maignan, then expected substitute goalkeeper for the Blues, is unfortunately injured and will not participate in the World Cup in Qatar. After being injured against Austria, during the last gathering of the Blues, the AC Milan goalkeeper has still not been able to return to competition.
They are not surprised but just as saddened. The executives of the France team, Paul Pogba and N’golo Kanté, withdrew a few weeks ago also due to injury.
The Great Absent Clauss
Among the players who are not injured but not retained by Didier Deschamps, the Marseillais Jonathan Clauss. The piston of OM had yet participated in the last three gatherings of the Blues. It is the player fit to play who could harbor the most regrets.
He will not exceed 46 selections for the France team in 2022. Lucas Digne can also be one of the disappointed. Recently back from injury, the Aston Villa defender remains, like Ferland Mendy, in France.
Returns too late
Admittedly, Wissam Ben Yedder is back in great shape with AS Monaco. The Monegasque striker recovered perfectly, after not having played the last gathering of the Blues. However, this was not enough to bring him back with the tricolor selection.
Boubacar Kamara also dreamed of blue. But his absence during the last rally with the France team due to a physical glitch, the player returned too late in the race for the World Cup.
The list is not final, however: Didier Deschamps can still change the names until Monday, when he will have to give between 23 and 26 names to FIFA.