Fékir replaces Aouar in the France squad

The Olympique de Lyon midfielder was diagnosed positive for coronavirus at noon and that opened the doors of the list for the Betis player.


After being called up for the first time with the French national team, Houssem Aouar's debut with Les Bleus will have to wait. The Olympique de Lyon midfielder will not be able to attend the Clarefontaine concentration next week after being diagnosed positive for coronavirus, also depriving him of playing today's match that has faced "Les Gones" against Dijon.

His absence from the squad has been made up for by Nabil Fékir, Aouar's former teammate at Lyon who has been a fixture for Deschamps in the last selection lists. The French team will debut on September 5 against Sweden in the Nations League before playing the second match against Croatia on the 8th in Paris.

Aouar has not been the only player to have been dropped from the French team by Covid-19. Paul Pogba and Tanguy Ndombelé were not called by Didier Deschamps precisely because they had been infected in recent days, allowing the promising Eduardo Camavinga to enter the list.

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