France-Australia substitutes, with Raphaël Varane, win against Al-Markhiya

The day after their victory against Australia (4-1), the holders, and Theo Hernández, focused on recovery in Doha by doing indoor work and a little outdoor running for some.

The substitutes, for their part, faced during two periods of 30 minutes Al-Markhiya, one of the many clubs based in the Qatari capital. It’s a habit during the final stages of major competitions. In Russia, the Blues had for example faced the U19 of Spartak Moscow.

Dubbed by Marcus Thuram

This Wednesday, the French won (4-0) thanks to a double and an assist from Marcus Thuram then goals from Jordan Veretout and Eduardo Camavinga.

Raphaël Varane was able to challenge this opposition without problem in central defense. The Frenchman no longer seems bothered by his right thigh and is applying for a starting spot against Denmark on Saturday (5 p.m.).

If the performance of the Konaté-Upamecano pair is reassured, the return of Varane is seen as excellent news for a technical staff in search of balance. During the friendly match, Eduardo Camavinga played as a left-back.

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