Minor concerns for France: Mbappé skips training

Kylian Mbappé did not appear on the training field the day before the friendly match against Canada. The French superstar trained individually nine days before the first group match.

Minor concerns for France: Mbappé skips training
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For France, the match against the opponent who was defeated 4-0 by the Netherlands on Thursday serves as the final rehearsal.

Les Bleus already secured a 3-0 victory over Luxembourg on Wednesday evening. In that match, Mbappé played the full ninety minutes, showcasing his readiness and importance to the team.

Mbappé's absence from the training field on Saturday was notable, raising eyebrows and concerns. Reporters from RMC Sport inquired about his situation, and it was revealed that his absence was a precautionary measure. The 25-year-old forward, who is set to join Real Madrid after the Euros, focused on individual fitness training. This approach aims to ensure that he remains in peak condition without risking any potential injuries before the crucial matches ahead.

Didier Deschamps already had some concerns ahead of the friendly match against Canada. According to L'Équipe, the national coach will not be able to call upon Kingsley Coman, Aurélien Tchouaméni, and Adrien Rabiot on Sunday due to physical issues. This trio's absence adds to the challenge as Deschamps looks to fine-tune his squad before the tournament begins.

The match between France and Canada will be played in Bordeaux, providing Les Bleus with a final opportunity to test their strategies and lineup. The French team will start their Euro campaign on June 17 with a match against Austria, a critical opening game that sets the tone for their tournament journey. Following this, on June 21, they will face Ronald Koeman's Netherlands in Leipzig, a highly anticipated clash that could significantly impact their progression in the competition.

The buildup to the Euros is fraught with anticipation and anxiety for France, as they strive to balance preparation with player fitness. Mbappé's situation, while currently managed with caution, will be closely monitored by fans and the coaching staff alike. Ensuring that key players like Mbappé are in optimal condition will be essential for France's aspirations in the tournament. The team's depth and Deschamps' tactical acumen will be tested as they navigate these final preparatory stages and move into the high-stakes environment of the Euros.