Before the official opening of this year’s World Cup in Qatar, the French team announced today a piece of bad news and good news, referring to the 31-year-old midfielder N’Golo Kante , who is currently playing for Premier League Chelsea, has completed hamstring repair surgery, but needs to be sidelined For up to 4 months, this means that the general will miss the World Cup. The good news is that 29-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been in a double crisis of scandal and injury recently, has recovered from injury and is ready to return to help the French team.
Kante participated in all 7 matches of the French team in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and won the second World Cup championship for the French team after a lapse of 20 years. figure.
However, in the past two seasons, he has missed more than 40 games for Chelsea due to injury. In this season, Kante has not returned to the game because he strained his hamstring in the second round of the Premier League in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on August 14. He is currently only playing for Chelsea. 2 games over.
Recently, Chelsea officially issued a statement on the progress of Kante’s injury, saying that the French midfielder and the team’s medical experts had discussed with the team and decided to allow Kante to undergo surgery to repair the damaged hamstring. There will be a recovery period of up to 4 months.
The French team lost the help of a general, but the team also ushered in good news. In order to boost the French team led by Didier Deschamps, midfielder Pogba, currently playing for Juventus in Serie A, today Has been allowed to return to the training ground to prepare for the World Cup. Pogba is also a big name in football, having helped France win the World Cup in 2018.
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 18, 2022
It is worth mentioning that Pogba has also suffered a knee injury during the scandal in recent months when his brother accused him of cursing French teammate Kylian Mbappe , 23. Misfortunes do not come singly. However, this incident did not affect Pogba‘s return to the lineup during the investigation phase. Now that he has resumed training, it is believed that the French team’s lineup will be improved.
At present, the French team ranks second from the bottom of the four national teams in the UEFA Nations League Group A with only 1 win, 2 losses and 2 draws. The coach of the French team, Deschamps, hopes to change the previous decline. In this year’s World Cup Group D against Australia, Denmark and Tunisia stood out and won the World Cup again.