Key Chelsea player withdraws from international duty due to injury

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante will not compete in France’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers after withdrawing from the squad following his injury against Liverpool.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was forced to take off Kante at half-time against Liverpool following a challenge from Sadio Mane.

Despite the injury, France boss Didier Deschamps named Kante in his squad for their World Cup qualifiers.

However, the midfielder has now withdrawn from the squad and headed back to Chelsea due to the injury.

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