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Mbappe ruled out of France's Euro qualifiers

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Kylian Mbappé lors d'un entraînement avec l'équipe de France

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ByReuters
08/10/2019 at 20:54 | Updated 08/10/2019 at 21:49

France striker Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey through injury, the French football federation said on Tuesday.

Paris St Germain's Mbappe, who has been struggling with a recurring thigh problem, has been replaced in the squad by Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Alassane Plea.

France travel to Iceland in Group H on Friday before hosting Turkey at the Stade de France on Monday.

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The world champions are second in Group H on 15 points, behind Turkey by virtue of their defeat in Konya last June, while Iceland are third with 12 points after six matches.

"After having spoken with the player, who was following a protocol of recovery since Monday, and Franck Le Gall, the doctor of the French team, [manager] Didier Deschamps decided to return the player to his club, Paris Saint-Germain," a statement from the French federation read.

"Kylian Mbappe will leave Clairefontaine Wednesday morning. The staff of the France national team wishes a quick return to Kylian."

Mbappe first suffered the injury back in August on domestic and appeared to re-aggravate the problem after being rushed back to first-team action.

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