Kylian Mbappe OUT of training as sickness bug rips through France camp days before Euro 2024 opener

Kylian Mbappe OUT of training as sickness bug rips through France camp days before Euro 2024 opener

KYLIAN MBAPPE was absent from France training as Les Bleus battle a virus in their squad.

The France captain, 25, was one of two players to miss their public training session in Paderborn – alongside Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman.

Kylian Mbappe was absent from France training on Thursday due to a sickness bug
Kylian Mbappe was absent from France training on Thursday due to a sickness bugCredit: Rex
Kinsley Coman was another French star that missed training
Kinsley Coman was another French star that missed trainingCredit: AFP

Coman was absent through illness, though star man Mbappe was working alone in the gym having managed his minutes since the squad met up in Paris last month.

While there will be relief that Mbappe has not been hit by the virus, the captain training separately is not ideal preparation ahead of their opening game against Austria in Dusseldorf on Monday.

A number of players have been struggling with flu since the squad gathered in France before travelling to Germany to prepare for Euro 2024.

Ousmane Dembele, the Paris Saint-Germain winger, revealed that he had been suffering but is hopeful that everyone will be recovered soon.

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He said: “For me I am a lot better.

“I had the flu last week and I was the first one but I feel a lot better now.

“The team is a lot better. Everyone will be okay in a couple of days.”

Manager Didier Deschamps is also understood to have been struggling with illness.

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France boss Didier Deschamps is another said to be struggling with illness
France boss Didier Deschamps is another said to be struggling with illnessCredit: AP

The France squad took part in a public training session in front of 4,000 locals in Paderborn. Tickets for the session sold out in just minutes.

Deschamps and his squad were given a warm welcome to Germany when they arrived on Wednesday – walking off the plane to the French national anthem before fans greeted them at the team hotel in nearby Bad Lippspringe.

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All the local buses have also been decked out in both French and German flags.

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