According to the RMC Sport journalist Fabrice Hawkins, the France squad was forced to exclude Ibrahima Konaté (24), who plays for Liverpool as a defender. The 24-year-old player was unable to play in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday owing to a minor hamstring injury that he sustained while warming up for their UEFA Europa League encounter against Toulouse FC on Thursday. The match was played on Thursday.
It is likely that France’s following games, against Gibraltar and Greece, would be played without Konaté’s participation. It is estimated that the defender will require two weeks to fully recuperate.