Thauvin out for France’s clash with Germany

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.

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“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.


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