To face Lebanon (11:45 am on beIN SPORTS 1), France will be deprived of three interiors! There FFBB has just announced that Rudy Gobert (ankle) and Moustapha Fall (toothache) will not participate in the meeting against Lebanon. And it’s not Mathias Lessort who will replace Gobert in the paint since the interior of Pana, the last to arrive in the selection, will be left to rest until the end of the World Cup “for not taking any risks after returning from an ankle injury”.
A decision that should be talked about since Lessort will only have played two ends of the match after missing all the preparation. This is part of the hiccups of this preparation with Vincent Poirier dismissed from the group, then recalled to leave for Japan, before finally being sent back to make room for Lessort.
To support Guerschon Yabusele in the racket against the Lebanese, we imagine that it is Nicolas Batum who will shift to position 4 for a very “small ball” five. This is not going to help improve the rebound, the team’s weak point since the start of preparation.