Laurent Koscielny has sat out training with the France national side after complaining of a calf problem on Tuesday.
It’s unknown at this point just how serious it is, but
Laurent Blanc Didier Deschamps has already called up St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma to the squad as a replacement, so perhaps we should get a little bit worried.
If Koscielny’s injury proves a problem in the long-term it could open the door for captain Thomas Vermaelen to return to the side, having been sidelined for most of the season as well as the end of the last campaign.
Meanwhile, Carl Jenkinson says he hopes his displays at U21 level will open the door to a place in Roy Hodgson’s senior squad.
At the end of the day I want to play for England and this is a very close step to the senior side,” he said.
“Of course you have to be doing well for your club, but if you’re impressing for the under-21s I am sure the message gets back to Roy Hodgson. So it’s good for me all round. It’s good to get games and they’re not friendlies either, they’re qualifiers.
“It’s going to be good for me and I’m really looking forward to it.”