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Eduardo Camavinga starts against Tunisia, fans can't believe the position he's playing in

Nasir Jabbar

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Eduardo Camavinga starts against Tunisia, fans can't believe the position he's playing in

Eduardo Camavinga has his first start of the World Cup, but fans can't believe the position Didier Deschamps has employed him in against Tunisia.

France have booked their spot in the next round of the tournament, having defeated Australia and Denmark in Group D.

As a result, Deschamps has rang the changes for their final group stage game against Tunisia.

He's made a whopping NINE changes from their 2-1 victory over Denmark last weekend.

One of the changes sees Camavinga in the team, but the Real Madrid starlet ISN'T playing in his usual position.

Eduardo Camavinga in action for France. Image: Alamy
Eduardo Camavinga in action for France. Image: Alamy

Deschamps has slotted the 20-year-old at left-back in a decision that has baffled people on social media.

One Twitter user wrote: "I know France are already through and everything, but Guendouzi at RW and Camavinga at LB is a crime against the beautiful game."

A second joked: "Deschamps must be escorted off the pitch in handcuffs."

A third said: "I am done with Deschamps ball, bring me Zizou."

Another commented: "I’m crying. This is criminal."


Camavinga enjoyed a mixed first half, based on statistics. He had a 67 per cent pass accuracy, won five of his eight ground duels and won all three of his tackles.

He won his only aerial duel, completed one interception and completed just one of his four long balls.

Deschamps seems to be resting Theo Hernandez for the knockout stage following the injury to his brother, Lucas, who suffered a cruciate ligament injury in France's opening game at the World Cup.

Theo is hoping to bring the trophy back to Lucas.

"I want to take him home the trophy," he said. "His injury is very bad news, it's a really serious injury."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/FFF

Topics: Football, Eduardo Camavinga, France, Football World Cup

Nasir Jabbar
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