Mbappé Out Against Albania; Kimpembe Starts

The France national team takes on Albania today in a UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier match with nothing really to play for having secured a place in next year’s tournament with a 2-1 win over Moldova last Thursday.

With that in mind, manager Didier Deschamps made several changes to his starting lineup.

Representing France at the Air Albania Stadium will be Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe. The 24-year-old sat out against Moldova and will be eager to represent his country following a long injury spell after last year’s FIFA World Cup triumph.

Kylian Mbappé was expected to start but according to RTL’s Philippe Sanfourche (via Culture PSG), the 20-year-old has been feverish all day and will be left out of the lineup due to illness.

Those in the United States can stream the match on ESPN+. Bleacher Report has more television information.

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