No Giroud, Kante in France squad for Nations League finals | The Guardian Nigeria News


France’s midfielder Moussa Sissoko (L), France’s midfielder Blaise Matuidi (2L) and France’s forward Olivier Giroud (R) celebrate after France’s forward Antoine Griezmann scored the second goal for France during the Euro 2016 semi-final football match between Germany and France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on July 7, 2016.<br />FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Olivier Giroud has again been left out of the France squad while N’Golo Kante is sidelined for next week’s UEFA Nations League finals in Italy.

Giroud was celebrating his 35th birthday on Thursday but he did not mark the occasion with a recall to coach Didier Deschamps’ squad, having already been dropped for a series of World Cup qualifiers at the start of September.

The AC Milan striker, who sits just five goals away from equalling Thierry Henry’s all-time record tally of 51 for Les Bleus, also recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Kante, like Giroud a key part of the France team that won the World Cup in Russia in…

Source: Guardian Newspaper