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Euro 2020: Dembele ruled out with knee injury


Ousmane Dembele
Ousmane Dembele

France forward Ousmane Dembele will miss the rest of Euro 2020 after suffering a knee injury.

Dembele came on as a second-half substitute during his team’s 1-1 draw with Hungary on Saturday but had to be replaced after 30 minutes.

“Ousmane Dembele had an X-ray at the Budapest hospital on Sunday night,” the French Football Federation said in a statement on Monday.

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“The recovery time is incompatible with him staying in the squad.”

World champions France play holders Portugal in their final group game on Wednesday.

Didier Deschamps’ side lead Group F on four points after two games, one ahead of second-placed Germany and third-placed Portugal.

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Deschamps still has other attacking options behind starters Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe, with Olivier Giroud, Kingsley Coman and Wissam Ben Yedder in the squad.

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