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Surprise on the side of the France team as the match against Ukraine looms (kick-off 20:45). Didier Deschamps chose to do without the services of Raphaël Varane and Karim Benzema at kick-off. A strong choice on the part of the coach of the Blues which benefit Kurt Zouma and Anthony Martial, but which necessarily raised questions about the motivation of the Basque technician.
Benzema and Varane not 100%
According to RMC journalist Loïc Tanzi, the reason is actually purely physical. “Varane and Benzema are not 100% physically, it is difficult for the two players to chain the three matches”, announces the journalist. This is undoubtedly a valid reason, but which may surprise insofar as playing a series of matches every day is part of the daily life of the two former Real Madrid teammates …
While Didier Deschamps chose to leave Raphaël Varane and Karim Benzema on the bench, their absence would only be linked to a physical question. According to RMC, the two players are not physically ready to chain the matches.