Frenchman Dembele excluded from Euro 2020 due to injury

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Frenchman Dembele excluded from Euro 2020 due to injury


French striker Ousmane Dembele has been excluded from Euro 2020 due to an injury, the French Football Federation announced on Monday, dealing a blow to the ambitions of the world champions.

Dembele came on in the second half in the world champions’ Group F 1-1 draw against Hungary on Saturday and had an immediate impact on their attack, but limped out with an apparent knee injury .

“Ousmane Dembele had an X-ray at the Budapest hospital on Sunday evening,” the FFF said in a statement, without specifying the nature of the injury.

“The recovery time is incompatible with keeping him in the workforce. After talking to the player and (team doctor) Franck le Gall, (coach) Didier Deschamps admitted that Ousmane Dembele is excluded for the remainder of the tournament. “

Deschamps still have other offensive options behind starters Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe, with Olivier Giroud, Kingsley Coman and Wissam Ben Yedder in the squad.

France lead Group F with four points, one ahead of Portugal and Germany and three ahead of Hungary before facing Portugal in the final round of group matches on Wednesday.

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