During every international break, clubs watch on nervously as players pick up fitness issues which could impact their availability for upcoming matches.
Manchester United face Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday, and they have two injury worries with just players in the French camp.
Monday’s edition of L’Equipe explains Paul Pogba didn’t take part in France training on Sunday, after picking up a minor injury in the victory over Ivory Coast. He’s suffered a ‘minor contusion’ to his left foot, which was enough to keep him out of the session completely.
The midfielder is expected to travel to Lille with the rest of the squad ahead of Tuesday’s friendly match against South Africa. There’s another training session scheduled for Monday evening, so it will be crucial to see whether he can take part in that.
Manchester United’s Raphael Varane also didn’t take part fully, with L’Equipe explaining the defender concentrated on stretching, rather than normal training with his teammates.