Nafter the injury-related end of RB Leipzig’s According to media reports, striker Christopher Nkunku for the World Cup in Qatar is to be nominated for another Bundesliga player for France’s national team. As the newspaper “L’Équipe” and the radio station RMC reported on Wednesday, Randal Kolo Muani (23) from Eintracht Frankfurt is to join the world champion’s team. Kolo Muani initially missed the leap into the French World Cup squad.
“Get well soon, Christo!”
Christopher Nkunku was injured in training on Tuesday. In a duel with his teammate Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), the currently best striker in the Bundesliga with twelve goals sprained his left knee, the French football association said after radiological examinations late Tuesday evening. The defending champion does not want to announce the name of Nkunku’s replacement until the world association FIFA has validated the medical file.
“Get well soon, Christo! This news hurts,” RB Leipzig tweeted immediately after the news from France’s World Cup quarters: “We are with you and know that you will come back stronger!” Nkunku’s RB teammate Timo Werner also missed the World Cup due to an injury.
Nkunku has made eight appearances for the national team, with two assists. The fast and technically highly talented attacker was planned as a backup player under coach Didier Deschamps. The competition, especially up front, is fierce for the Equipe Tricolore.
France score at the World Cup finals in Qatar in Group D on Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.