France to face Paraguay without Mbappe

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France will have to make do without the services of Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe in Friday's international friendly against Paraguay due to a thigh problem.

The 18-year-old made his debut for Les Bleus in the 3-1 World Cup qualification win over Luxembourg back in March following a string of impressive performances for Monaco and also featured in the friendly against Spain.

He was expected to get playing time again versus Paraguay, but head coach Didier Deschamps has made it clear he will not take any risks with the young attacker.

"Kylian had a small problem on Wednesday," Deschamps said at a news conference.

"He felt a bit of discomfort to his thigh.

"I will not take any risks with him."

It is unclear as yet whether Mbappe will recover in time for the World Cup qualifier away against Sweden on June 9.