Real Madrid midfielder could play as left-back at World Cup

Real Madrid (Photo by Visionhaus)
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Real Madrid have a number of players at the World Cup. Several of them are starters while others have roles on the bench. One player who currently finds himself as a substitute is Eduardo Camavinga. But the Frenchman might have an interesting path into the playing XI, by being deployed out of position.

France have been struggling with injuries already with key players like Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Christopher Nkunku missing the World Cup. And their problems were compounded in the opening game of the tournament, as Lucas Hernandez was injured and ruled out of the competition altogether.

That leaves his brother, Theo Hernandez, as the only real specialist left-back in the French squad, who did not end up picking Ferland Mendy. And it looks like that might open a potential opportunity for Camavinga.

As tweeted out by Benjamin Quarez and as reported by Le Parisien, Camavinga was tested out as a left-back against a local Qatari team, in a game for the substitutes from the match against Australian.

Real Madrid midfielder could be played as a left-back at World Cup

It will be interesting to see if Camavinga ends up getting minutes as a left-back in the upcoming matches for France. He would surely be happy enough to get on the pitch for the world champions, no matter what position it is in.

At the same time though, one must point out that Camavinga has played as a left-back in the past, even at Real Madrid. Thus, it is not a completely unfamiliar role for him and he could potentially do a job there.

Let’s see what the future holds for Camavinga. It is safe to say though that it is not ideal that France are already having to find out of the box solutions for injury problems, just a game into the tournament.

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