Sport!! France Midfielder Rabiot Refuses To Be On World Cup Standby List
France midfielder Adrien Rabiot has refused to be named on the national team’s standby listing for the World Cup.
The 23-year-old Paris St-Germain participant was not within the ultimate 23-man squad however among the many 11 reserve gamers.
Reports in France say Rabiot, capped six instances, had emailed coach Didier Deschamps saying he wouldn’t “be able to follow the training programme”.
Noel le Graet, president of the France Football Federation, mentioned Rabiot’s response “was very surprising”.
He added in a press release: “Rabiot is a high-quality participant and an endearing boy who has all the time behaved nicely in nationwide choices the place he has advanced.
“His disappointment doesn’t permit him to surrender and to not serve the France group. To be a part of the collective of France, to be among the many greatest French gamers, is an opportunity and a privilege within the profession of a participant.
“He made a foul resolution. He penalises himself and sanctions himself alone.”
Rabiot made 45 appearances in all competitions for PSG in 2017-18, profitable a home treble.
France are in World Cup Group C alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark.