Hugo Lloris ruled out of Nations League due to thigh injury

French captain Hugo Lloris has pulled out of the upcoming Nations League games against Austria and Denmark, Alban Lafont and Lucas Digne have been named as replacements in the France squad, the French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed on Monday.

Lloris will be absent from the field due to a thigh injury, moreover, Hernandez has also been withdrawn from the squad because of a torn adductor muscle.

On Saturday, Marseille midfielder Jordan Veretout was brought in as a replacement for the injured Boubacar Kamara, the day after Kamara had replaced Adrien Rabiot.

Manager Didier Deschamps is already without Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, who was the major trump card for the current World Cup champs, the striker has been diagnosed with two thigh injuries sustained during his side’s Champions League match at Celtic earlier this month.

France will sqaure off against Austria on Thursday and will head to Copenhagen after three days to take on host nation Denmark. However, due to relegations, France is last on the Group 1 rankings with just a couple of points in four games, Denmark is leading all the way with nine points.

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