The French football federation announced on Monday that France striker Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out of Euro 2020 due to injury, dealing a setback to the world champions’ hopes.
Dembele had made an early impression on the world champions’ assault after coming on as a second-half replacement in Saturday’s 1-1 Group F draw against Hungary, but limped off with an apparent knee injury.
“Ousmane Dembele had an X-ray at the Budapest hospital on Sunday night,” the FFF said in a statement, without elaborating on the nature of the injury.
“The recovery time is incompatible with him staying in the squad. After discussing with the player and [team doctor] Franck le Gall, [coach] Didier Deschamps has acknowledged that Ousmane Dembele is ruled out for the rest of the tournament.”
With Olivier Giroud, Kingsley Coman, and Wissam Ben Yedder in the roster, Deschamps still has attacking options behind starters Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, and Kylian Mbappe.
With four points, France leads Group F, one point ahead of Portugal and Germany and three points ahead of Hungary. On Wednesday, they face Portugal in the final round of group games.
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