France coach Raymond Domenech will have to make do without the services of third choice goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso for the remainder of the World Cup, according to a report in L'Equipe.
The Bordeaux glovesman picked up an injury earlier this month and was initially expected to return to full match fitness within days. However, the injury now turns out to be worse than expected.
The report claims that Carrasso will leave the French training camp on Wednesday in order to return to France. The French Football Federation has yet to comment on the situation.
France are reportedly hopeful that FIFA will allow them to replace the injured Carrasso with Stephane Ruffier, but it appears unlikely that Les Bleus will get permission to make any changes to their squad at this stage of the tournament.
Hugo Lloris is France's first choice glovesman, while Steve Mandanda is the Lyon star's back-up.
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