Finals in Qatar: Injury in training: Frenchman Nkunku misses the World Cup


Finals in Qatar
Injury in training: Frenchman Nkunku misses the World Cup

Christopher Nkunku (2nd from right) will miss the World Cup.  Photo: Daniel Cole/ap/dpa

Christopher Nkunku (2nd from right) will miss the World Cup. photo

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French striker Christopher Nkunku from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig will miss the World Cup in Qatar after suffering an injury in training. The French association announced this late Tuesday evening.

French striker Christopher Nkunku from Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig will take part in the World Cup in Qatar miss in training after an injury. The French association announced this late Tuesday evening.

The radiological examinations revealed a sprain in the knee joint. 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 because of one injury.

nkunku has made eight appearances for the national team so far, 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 scores at the World Cupfinal round in Qatar in Group D against Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.

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