After receiving a knock on his right knee at the end of the training session in Clairefontaine on Wednesday afternoon, Laurent Koscielny passed a very reassuring medical exam in the evening.

The defender will take part in training on Thursday at 6.30pm at the Stade de France after the manager and captain’s press conference.

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