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Another blow for France as influential defender ousted from World Cup ▷ SportsBrief.com

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France hit hard Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez will miss the 2022 World Cup due to injury.

The 32-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the Blues’ 4-1 Group D win over Australia on Tuesday.

Hernandez, who was named in the starting line-up against Australia, scored the first goal for the Australian national team player as he lay on the pitch in pain.

The French Football Federation has confirmed that Didier Deschamps is replacing his brother Theo Hernandez with a versatile defender. The World Cup is now over.

“Like the whole team, I’m really sorry for Lucas,” the French coach said in a statement via Goal.com.

We are missing an essential component. Lucas is a warrior and I have no doubt he will do everything to get back on top. »

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France’s Hernandez misses the World Cup

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France was hit

The world champions will rule and they have been tasked with bringing in one of the best teams worldwide But injuries have already ruled out several key players from the tournament they won in Russia four years ago.

France will feel the brunt of more injured stars, even if there are talented replacements for those who are not.

Henandez is linked with Real Madrid striker and current Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, striker Christopher Ngongo, defender Presnel Kimembe, Paul Pogba and N’Kolo Kante in the side.

Source: Sports Brief News

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