PARIS: France captain Hugo Lloris mill miss upcoming matches against Germany and the Netherlands because of a muscle injury.
The Tottenham goalkeeper, who did not play in his team’s 2-1 loss at Watford over the weekend in the Premier League, has been ruled out of the two UEFA Nations League games this week.
France coach Didier Deschamps called the uncapped Benjamin Lecomte as a replacement on Monday. The 27-year-old Lecomte, who plays for Montpellier, is regarded as one of the most promising goalkeepers in the French league.
With Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda also out injured, Paris Saint-Germain keeper Alphonse Areola is expected to make his first appearance on Thursday in Munich. France then hosts the Netherlands at the Stade de France on Sunday for its first home game since it winning the World Cup in July.—AP