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Qatar 2022: Kolo Muani replaces injured Nkunku in France squad

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani will replace RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku in the France squad for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

• November 16, 2022
Kolo Muani and Christopher Nkunku

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani will replace RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku in the France squad for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

While announcing this on Wednesday, the French Football Federation (FFF) said Nkunku was ruled out of the tournament after leaving Tuesday’s training session early with a left knee injury.

“The Eintracht Frankfurt striker, currently in Japan with his club, will join the French team in Doha on Thursday morning,” the FFF said.

A video circulating on social media showed Nkunku’s clash with teammate Eduardo Camavinga which led to the injury.

Muani, 23, has made 23 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt in all competitions this season, scoring eight goals and recording 11 assists.

He made his first two senior appearances for France in September’s UEFA Nations League games against Austria and Denmark.

France will be in Group D in Qatar with Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.

They start their campaign against Australia on Tuesday at the Al Janoub Stadium.


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