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France suffer Euros injury scare as sub Ousmane Dembele limps off holding his leg in Hungary draw

FORWARD Ousmane Dembele is an injury worry for France after he hobbled out of his country's 1-1 draw with Hungary at Euro 2020.

The Barcelona star appeared to pull a muscle as he left the field holding his hamstring.

The 24-year-old didn't start the game but was introduced in the 57th minute with Hungary winning 1-0.

He helped his team get back into the game as Antoine Griezmann equalised nine minutes later.

But Dembele couldn't inspire Didier Deschamps' side to victory and needed to be taken off in the 87th minute with a leg injury.

The problem is believed to be muscular as the Frenchman was not on the end of a hefty challenge and limped off clutching his hamstring.

It is unclear whether Dembele will be fit for France's final group game against Portugal on Wednesday, June 23 - a fixture they can't afford to lose.

Defeat for the reigning world champions could see them finish third and vulnerable of an early exit from the tournament.

A draw would be enough to finish in the top two, while Portugal need at least a point after their 4-2 defeat to Germany this evening.


Dembele's career has been ravaged by injury since he signed for Barcelona in August 2017 for a reported £97million.

The rumoured Manchester United target managed just 81 LaLiga appearances for the Spanish giants in four seasons but did make 30 of those last term.

Dembele was part of France's squad for their World Cup triumph three years ago, although he didn't play an international between November 2018 and March 2021.

Deschamps will NOT be able to call up another outfield player if Dembele is ruled out of the tournament.

Only goalkeepers are allowed to be replaced after the first game, allowing England to switch the injured Dean Henderson with Aaron Ramsdale.

Ousmane Dembele shows off his skills in training with Barcelona

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