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Thauvin out for France’s clash with Germany

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France have confirmed that Florian Thauvin will miss their UEFA Nations League clash with Germany on Tuesday due to a foot injury

The 25-year-old winger featured for 59 minutes in France’s 2-2 friendly draw with Iceland last week, but has now returned to Marseille for treatment on a right foot problem.

Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps refused to call-up a replacement for Thauvin at such short notice.

“In agreement with Didier Deschamps and the medical staff, the Marseille forward will be placed at the disposal of his club on Monday. He will not be replaced,” read a statement on the French team’s Twitter.

Thauvin has had a great start to the new Ligue 1 campaign at Marseille with seven goals and two assists in nine games.

Last season’s Europa League finalists are third in the league table with 16 points after nine games.