Nkunku Ruled Out : RB Leipzing forward Christopher Nkunku has been ruled out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after picking an injury during a training session with the France national team.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks off November 20th but the 25-year old will now have to wait till the next four years to have another chance of playing at the World Cup.
Full Statement by the French Football Federation :
Injured in training on Tuesday, striker Christopher Nkunku must give up participating in the World Cup with the Blues.
Christopher Nkunku will not participate in the World Cup. The RB Leipzig striker left the training session on Tuesday before its end, injured in the left knee. The radiological examinations taken in the evening unfortunately revealed that it was a sprain.
Didier Deschamps recorded Christopher Nkunku’s forfeiture. A medical file has been sent to FIFA, a regulatory prerequisite for the replacement of an injured player in the group since the list was filed on Monday at 7 p.m.
The name of Christopher Nkunku’s replacement will be communicated once the medical file has been validated by FIFA.
The whole group shares Christopher’s sadness and wishes him a speedy recovery.
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