World Cup 2022 final: France trio train separately as virus hampers final preparations – report

Raphael Varane of France during the FIFA World Cup 2022 semi-final match between France and Morocco on 14 December, 2022 at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar
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Three France players are reportedly training separately from their teammates as a virus continues to affect Les Bleus' preparations for Sunday's World Cup 2022 final against Argentina.

The virus – which manager Didier Deschamps has blamed on the air conditioning at stadiums in Qatar – kept Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot out of Wednesday's semi-final win over Morocco.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...