FIFA World Cup 2022: Randal Kolo Muani replaces injured Christopher Nkunku in France’s squad
Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani will replace Christopher Nkunku in the France squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Kolo Muani replaces injured Nkunku in France’s World Cup squad (Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: The French federation (FFF) said on Wednesday that Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani will replace RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku in the France squad for the World Cup in Qatar. Muani, who is currently in Japan with his club, will join Didier Deschamps’ camp in Doha on Thursday.
Nkunku was ruled out of the tournament after leaving Tuesday’s training session early with a left knee injury. A video circulating on social media showed Nkunku clash with teammate Eduardo Camavinga.
Kolo Muani, 23, has made 23 appearances for Frankfurt in all competitions this season, scoring eight goals and recording 11 assists. He made his first two senior appearances for France in September’s Nations League games against Austria and Denmark.
“The Eintracht Frankfurt striker, currently in Japan with his club, will join the French team in Doha on Thursday morning,” the FFF said in a statement.
France will be in Group D in Qatar with Australia, Denmark and Tunisia. They start their campaign against Australia on Nov. 22 at the Al Janoub Stadium.