Dembélé to Miss Rest of Euro, Germany Injuries and Mancini Scolds Italy

France will not have Ousmane Dembélé for the remaining fixtures of the Euro. The Barcelona forward left the national team because of a knee injury. He picked up the problem in the Hungary match, bowing out half an hour after subbing in. Les Bleus remain pretty deep on the flanks given the presences of Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, Kingley Coman, Thomas Lemar and Marcus Thuram.

Germany could be undermanned in the next game and potentially going forward. Thomas Muller will likely miss some time due to a knee sprain, and Mats Hummel picked up a similar but less severe issue. Instead, Ilkay Gundongan is nursing a calf issue and did not practice Monday.

Just as the first few COVID cases are returning, Scotland lost Billy Gilmour for at least ten days for the same reason. Sergio Busquets, Dejan Kulusevski, and Mattias Svanberg, who stayed in the Euro squads, are now available for their respective teams.

Italy collected their third straight shutout win of the Euro against Wales. However, coach Roberto Mancini was not fully satisfied with the performance, Repubblica reports. He reprimanded the squad after the game because of careless passes and some lapses in focus in the back.

Andrea Belotti, Rafael Toloi, Matteo Pessina, Federico Bernardeschi, Emerson Palmieri joined the opponents in taking a knee Sunday. It was the first time some Azzurri did it in the Euro. President Gabriele Gravina explained: “We want to take any necessary measure against racism. But we do not want to force them on anybody, they decided by themselves. We knew it was part of the pre-game protocol. The guys are free to choose. We respect every initiative to fight any form of discrimination.”