France football team: Ngolo Kanté back, Paul Pogba preserved before South Africa

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The Blues can count on the return of the Chelsea midfielder to face South Africa on Tuesday evening in Lille (9:15 p.m.).

The midfielder of the Blues N’Golo Kanté found the French team on Sunday at Clairefontaine while Paul Pogba was preserved two days before the friendly match against South Africa on Tuesday in Lille. Kanté had been released by coach Didier Deschamps for family reasons and was absent on Friday in Marseille for the French victory against Côte d’Ivoire (2-1). The Chelsea player found the group on Sunday morning, it was specified in the management of the Blues. He took part in the late afternoon training session at the Clairefontaine training center, in front of a few hundred guests.

On the other hand, Pogba did not appear on the lawn due to a bruise on his left foot, said the management of the Blues. But his participation in Tuesday’s meeting is not in question. As for the other 22 Tricolores, they participated in a very light collective session, with the exception of goalkeeper N.2 Mike Maignan, who left his teammates after the warm-up alongside goalkeeper coach Franck Raviot. Raphaël Varane, hit by a hematoma on his right foot on Friday, contented himself with running and stretching. Kylian Mbappé, hampered by an ENT infection during the week, was fully operational.

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