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No Further Injury Concerns for Didier Deschamps as France Prepare for World Cup Final.

This comes as a massive relief to manager Didier Deschamps, who was left sweating over the fitness of several players after their semi-final win over Uruguay.

Kylian Mbappe, who limped off in the first half of the semi-final, was the most notable face in the training session. The star attacker was in high spirits and participated in the entire session without any issues. He is expected to start in the final on Sunday, which will be a huge boost for Les Bleus.

The other French players who were struggling with injuries, including Raphael Varane and Blaise Matuidi, also took part in the training session. Varane had to be taken off during the semi-final after picking up a knock and Matuidi was seen limping off the field in the dying minutes of the game. However, it seems that both of them have recovered in time for the final.

The French camp was also dealt a major blow when both N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. Kante was ruled out of the tournament, while Giroud was allowed to continue training in isolation.

However, the news that no other players tested positive for the virus came as a huge boost for the French camp. This means that the entire squad is available for selection and that the manager will be able to field his strongest team against the Argentines.

It is expected that the French side will go into the final with a 4-3-3 formation, with Olivier Giroud leading the line and Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann providing the attacking threat from the wings. The midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi and N'Golo Kante will be tasked with dominating the middle of the park and supplying the attackers with service.

The French side will be confident of ending their long wait for a second FIFA World Cup title and they will be hoping to make the most of the opportunity in front of them.

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