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French Star To Miss World Cup

French Star To Miss World Cup

By SL International - May 05, 2018 10:02 AM

France will be without the services of one of their key players for the 2018 World Cup next month.

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The France Football Federation have confirmed that Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will miss the tournament through injury.

The defender, who played in eight World Cup qualifying matches for Les Blues, went down in the first half of Arsenal's 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Europa League final.

"It's a very big blow for the French team," said Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps, according to FourFourTwo.

"An injury never comes at the right time.

"I am really very sad for Laurent because this World Cup was also a very important moment for him in his career and I wish him strength and a good return to the field because I'm sure he still has some great things to show."

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Do you think France will miss Koscielny at the World Cup? Have your say in the comment section below.


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@gunners May 05, 2018 02:48 PM
He cost us the Europa league with his mistake at Emirates but speedy recovery my Captain
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JAWS OF LIFE May 05, 2018 12:08 PM
Eish! That's a bl0w but I still believe that france will survive it and g0 all the way in this year's w0rld cup.

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