Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is out of France’s clash with Colombia after being ‘spared’ by Didier Deschamps.
Koscielny was forced off 11 minutes into Arsenal’s Europa League clash with AC Milan last Thursday with a back problem but was called up for Les Bleus.
The 32-year-old has struggled for form this season and is unlikely to start for France this summer given the rise of Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti.
France take on Colombia in Paris on Friday but Koscielny will not be risked, according to L’Equipe.
The defender could feature against Russia on Tuesday but Arsenal will be concerned given they take on Stoke just four days later.
Deschamps is set to name an experimental side against Colombia and Paul Pogba is likely to be dropped.
The Manchester United star has suffered a dramatic loss of form and has been struggling with injury and illness in recent weeks.