It has been reported that at least five players, including Rafael Varane, in the French national soccer team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar have shown symptoms of a cold.
According to the Associated Press and AFP on the 16th (local time), Baran and Ibraima Konate did not participate in team training that day due to cold symptoms. Previously, Dayo Upamecano, Kingsle Coment, and Adrien Rabiot had been isolated from the squad after complaining of the same symptoms a few days ago.
France’s ‘L’Equipe’ reported that Upamecano and Rabiot safely returned to team training on the 16th, but Komang was nowhere to be seen.
He added that Theo Hernandez and Aurelien Chuameni also did not show up at the training ground that day. The reason for the two players’ absence was not known, and it was not confirmed what kind of virus the players were infected with.
Fox News of the United States, citing staff members of the French national team, reported that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) appears to be the cause. However, French public broadcaster France 24 raised the possibility of corona19 infection based on sore throat.
France24 reporter Romain Uex said, 메이저사이트 “(Not only the players) French journalists are not in a good condition. Uncomfortable, such as coughing for 1 week. It is my hypothesis that the players were infected with Corona 19,” he said. “There is a possibility that they were infected with MERS. Bad news ahead of the finals,” he said.
Ousmane Dembele told the Associated Press, “Viruses are not scary. Upamecano and Rabiot suffered from headaches and slight stomachaches. I made tea with ginger and honey, and my condition improved.”
Randall Colomuani said, “Sick people stay in their rooms. Team medics are taking good care of her. Players wash their hands, and cleaning supplies are on the table. Instead of shaking hands, we greet each other with fists.”
Meanwhile, France and Argentina will play the 2022 Qatar World Cup final at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar at midnight on the 19th in Korea time.