“This is the first time that we have to play every three days this early in the season,” Koundé said. “I believe that we are going a bit crazy with so many games. Sometimes those in charge don’t think about the players.”
The versatile defender went down late in the second half, touching the back of his left thigh. He walked off on his own power when replaced by Gerard Pique.
France opens its World Cup defense against Australia on Nov. 22. It also plays Denmark and Tunisia in Group D.
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