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WORLD CUP 2022

Nkunku showed his support for Eduardo Camavinga after racists attacks on social media

Nkunku sustained a leg injury in training and was forced to withdraw from France’s team for the tournament in Qatar, with Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani called up as a substitute.

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Jules KOUNDE of France and Dayot UPAMECANO of France and Eduardo CAMAVINGA of France and Axel DISASI of France during the French Team Football - Training session ahead the departure for the Qatar World Cup on November 15, 2022 in Clairefontaine, France. (Photo by Sandra Ruhaut/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
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The French Football Federation (FFF) has denounced racist insults against Eduardo Camavinga after the training ground incident that forced teammate Christopher Nkunku to withdraw from the World Cup due to injury.

Nkunku sustained a leg injury in training and was forced to withdraw from France’s team for the tournament in Qatar, with Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani called up as a substitute. Following the incident and the announcement of Nkunku‘s injury, the Real Madrid midfielder was the target of attacks on social media with heavy racial slurs.

Camavinga has the support of his friend and the French national team.

The French Football Federation tweeted on Thursday, after Christopher Nkunku’s injury, that Eduardo Camavinga had the support of the team, “The FFF condemns these attacks in the strongest possible terms and is in full support of Eduardo.”

Nkunku seemed to be injured in a video published on social media

The striker showed his support for Camavinga by tweeting, “A thought for my teammate Eduardo Camavinga, unfairly targeted.” “The World Cup should be a moment of communion and not division.” Nkunku leads the Bundesliga in scoring this season, with 12 goals in 15 games for RB Leipzig.

France’s roster has been rocked by a slew of injuries ahead of the World Cup, including midfielders Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, and defender Presnel Kimpembe.

France will play Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia in Group D on November 22 with Australia. This could be the last World Cup for manager Didier Deschamp, having won the last one in Russia. The French team could be the first team to win back-to-back tournaments since the competition changed to 32 teams.

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