Kurzawa out with injury
Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa has pulled out of France's squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Belarus.
He was replaced by the uncapped Jordan Amavi, who plays for Marseille.
The French Football Federation (FFF) said yesterday that Kurzawa sprained a ligament in his left knee, during Monday's training session at France's training ground outside Paris.
The FFF said that "despite two days of intensive care, his condition does not allow him to be ready for the two upcoming international matches".
France top Group A and lead Sweden by a point. The Netherlands are in third place, four points off the pace. The French are away to Bulgaria on October 7 and then host Belarus on October 10.
Only the group winners qualify automatically for next year's tournament in Russia.