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Deschamps left France training camp after death of his father

Wed 01 June 2022 | 11:04

The head coach of the French national team will be absent from the training camp for a few days.

The president of the French Football Federation has confirmed that Didier Deschamps, the head coach of

France

, left the team's training camp after the death of his father.

Tuesday's practice was followed by their assistant, Guy Stephen, and the team players observed a minute of silence in their honor. The Blues are preparing for four National League games this month, the first against Denmark on Friday, followed by two against Croatia and a final against Austria.

The president of the French federation, Noel Le Graet, said in this regard:  

"It is with great sadness that I have heard of the passing of Didier's father. Didier went to join his relatives and I assure him of my friendship and my support in this ordeal."

Croatian national team

coach Zlatko Dalic also left the team after the death of his father. Dalic was informed of this before Tuesday's training session and was therefore absent from training.

"We received this news with great sadness about Zlatko's father's death,"

Marijan Kustic, Croatian Football Federation president said.

"We express our deepest condolences to Zlatko and his family and tell him that the entire Croatian football family is standing by him in this difficult time."

Croatia face Austria on Friday, with their France fixtures coming either side of a trip to Denmark.

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