Several France players have caught colds, with Raphael Varane and Ibrahima Konate the latest to fall ill and miss training, the French Football Federation has confirmed.
A cold virus is running through the France squad ahead of the World Cup final against Argentina on Sunday, affecting at least three players in the squad.
Coach Didier Deschamps said two players with symptoms, defender Dayot Upamecano and midfielder Adrien Rabiot, were isolated earlier this week and didn't play in France's 2-0 semifinal win over Morocco.
Rabiot wasn't in the lineup in Wednesday's match at Al Bayt stadium. Upamecano was in the lineup as a substitute but didn't play. Deschamps said Upamecano was recovering from “three difficult days” since playing in the quarterfinals against England on Saturday.
“However, we have four days until the next game, so he should be available for Sunday,” the coach said, adding back-up winger Kingsley Coman had also felt feverish.
He insisted he expects all his players to be healthy for the final against Argentina.
"It's 'flu season now, and in that sense, we have to be careful," he said. “And also, the players have put in a huge shift and their immune system might be a little run down.”