FFF President Provides Further Clarification on Mbappe’s Possible Availability for France’s November International Fixtures

Paris Saint-Germain Kylian Mbappe’s complications with his right hamstring came at an unfortunate time for both his club and country.

With PSG, Mbappe has been performing like one of the top in-form forwards in Europe so far this season, with a double-digit mark in total goal contributions. And with the French national team, Les Bleus will have a pair of key UEFA Nations League fixtures later this month. Both sides sorely need Mbappe’s play this month.

As expected, PSG is staying extremely cautious with his hamstring problems in order not to worsen his situation. Just recently, PSG held out Mbappe from the team’s squad list for its UEFA Champions League group stage contest against RB Leipzig as a simple precaution. The French national team is also planning on taking precautionary steps as well.

French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet will not be making the final call regarding Mbappe’s potential call-up for France’s November fixtures. Still, he is confident that the team will not be making a reckless decision with Mbappe’s health. Le Graet recently spoke briefly to the French-based station RTL about Mbappe’s situation and regardless of his status, France will have to move forward with its key upcoming fixture.

“Didier [Deschamps] does not take any risk on men’s health,” Le Graet said. “We have a huge match, it’s Portugal, so everyone sees noon at their doorstep. France must qualify, or at least put all the chances on their side. We must have the best team possible.”

France is set to announce its squad list for this month’s Nations League fixtures on Thursday. It is very likely that the France national team has been in close contact with PSG for further information regarding Mbappe’s condition. France could just decide to add Mbappe to the squad list and simply take him off of it if his hamstring ailment ends up worsening.

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