Midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of France’s World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Finland after suffering a right thigh injury, the French federation (FFF) said on Monday.
The Manchester United player was seen leaving Monday’s training sessionwith team doctor Franck Le Gall.
He is being replaced in the squad by AS Roma’s Jordan Veretout.
Coach Didier Deschamps, however, warned against complacency as the world champions take on a side who have not won any of their seven group games.
“We must not think that we are already qualified because it is only Kazakhstan. We’re going into the game with all our determination and strength to win.”
France will also travel to Finland next Tuesday.