Didier Deschamps plays down Kylian Mbappe fears


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France boss Didier Deschamps expects Kylian Mbappe to be fit for Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Turkey.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward had to be removed from the action at half-time on Sunday after taking a knock during France’s friendly win over Bolivia in Nantes.

Deschamps says the injury isn’t serious and he says Mbappe will be fit for the trip to Konya to face Turkey. “It’s nothing serious,” Deschamps told reporters.

“It’s just ankle foot pain after a touch. There was no risk to take. He should go [for the next match].”

France are 1.57 to beat Turkey and a 3-0 win for Les Bleus is priced at 10.00. Turkey are 6.00 to claim the win and a draw is 4.00.

The World Cup holders are the current European Championship qualifying Group H leaders after beating Iceland and Moldova earlier this year, with Turkey in second spot level on six points after two games.

Iceland are also in Group H, and France will be looking to take maximum points this weekend to put some distance between themselves and their rivals.

France are the 4.33 favourites to win Euro 2020 outright, England are next at 5.50 and Germany can be backed at 8.00 as they look to bounce back following a dismal World Cup campaign last summer.

France also take on Andorra next week in a Euro 2020 qualifier, while Turkey head to Iceland.

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