Adrien Rabiot, a midfielder for France, has ruled himself out of Sunday’s UEFA Nations League final against Spain. Though France beat Belgium (football news) to become finalists after Spain, Raboit will skip it after testing positive for COVID-19. So, Raboit will miss France’s Nations League final due to COVID, when Les Blues fight against Spain, who beat Italy.
The Juventus midfielder played 75 minutes in France’s semi-final triumph over Belgium in UEFA Nations League on Thursday.
Beside this, Raboit has been a regular starter for the national side since his comeback in late 2020. He has also started three of the country’s four games at Euro 2020.
Meanwhile, Rabiot has been in the starting line-up for every game of Juventus’ this season, when he has been fit.
He missed two Serie A matches a few weeks apart, but even that was only due to minor injury concerns.
Raboit Will Miss France’s Nations League Final Due to COVID
But when an international trophy is on the line, Rabiot’s absence for France is going to be a major setback.
The French federation verified Rabiot’s positive COVID-19 test in a statement.
As soon as they announced these concerning results, he had to place himself in self-isolation.
Plus, he has had no more communication with his teammates as they prepare to face Spain in Milan, Italy.
Because of tournament procedure involving limited and fixed roster lists, furthermore, the team cannot name a replacement for the 26-year-old.