Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris fit for France World Cup play-off, says Deschamps

Hugo Lloris is likely to line up for France in their World Cup qualification play-off against Ukraine, the Daily Telegraph has reported, having missed the last two Tottenham Hotspur games following the concussion suffered against Everton.

Lloris trained with the France squad on Monday ahead of Friday’s fixture in Kiev, having sat out Spurs’ 1-0 loss to Newcastle at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Brad Friedel deputised for the former Lyon custodian after Andre Villas-Boas was advised by the Tottenham medical staff that Lloris should not play, a week after the collision with Romelu Lukaku which left Lloris unconscious.

Despite being knocked out when his head made contact with the Everton striker’s knee Lloris was allowed to play the final 12 minutes of the game. He was then left out of Tottenham’s Europa League win over Sheriff on Thursday as well as the loss to the Magpies, and trained alone after joining up for international duty.

France Coach Didier Deschamps however believes there is no reason Lloris will not be able to captain Les Bleus against Ukraine. “Tomorrow, he will take part in the collective training, the World Cup-winning midfielder confirmed. “Tottenham have done what they thought was the right thing to do, but he’s fine.

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