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Kante was sick in World Cup final

Why Kante was subbed off after only 55 minutes in World Cup final

July 16, 2018 By Ali M.
Fans will love the Frenchman only more after hearing what happened.

While N'Golo Kante did not enjoy the best of games in the World Cup final, there appears to be a logical explanation for his below-par display. According to Le Parisien, the France midfielder was ill during the clash with Croatia.

Despite going into the break with a 2-1 lead, the Chelsea ace was one of many French players yet to exert themselves in the first 45 minutes. After 55 minutes, Didier Deschamps surprised many by taking off the 27-year-old in favor of Steven N'Zonzi.

However, it was a smart move if Le Parisien report is anything to go by. The French publication claims that Kante was suffering from gastroenteritis but played regardless.

While he may not have stolen the headlines like Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo has proven to be one of Les Bleus biggest assets. Additionally, his popularity continues to rise and his decision to play through illness will garner more support from the footballing world.

He was not at his best in the 4-2 win, but his influence was key to guiding his nation to the final. The former Leicester ace shut down attacks and protected the back four with style, unforgettably stopping Lionel Messi in the 4-3 round of 16 win over Argentina.

Now a World Cup champion, the shy midfielder will enjoy a break before returning to his club. It will not be long before he is back at Chelsea and fighting for another Premier League title.


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