France manager Didier Deschamps is sweating after another squad player is struck by illness ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday.
The French team, which is attempting to win back-to-back World Cups, is reportedly suffering from a bug that has rendered three players ineligible for the final match against Argentina.
Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot were the first players to be declared match unfit after contracting ‘the camel’ virus.
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It has also been confirmed that winger Kingsley Coman has been infected with the virus, which is affecting France players ahead of an exciting match.
Deschamps commented on the situation, which could be a major blow to his squad if more players contract the virus:
“Coman also had a fever this morning.
“In Doha, the temperatures have dropped a bit, and you still have the air conditioning on all the time. We have had a few cases of flu-like symptoms.
“We are trying to be careful so that it does not spread, and the players have put in a great effort on the pitch and obviously, their immune systems suffer.”
Deschamps revealed that one of his players felt sick right after the England game, and as Rabiot was also affected by the bug, he was forced into self-quarantine.
“Dayot Upamecano felt bad immediately after the game against England. It happens when you exert yourself so much your body weakens, and you are more prone to getting these viruses.
“We’re taking all the necessary precautions; we’re trying to make sure it doesn’t spread, but viruses are, of course, infectious, and we have to take precautions against them.
“We’ll separate him from the others and Adrien as well.”