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Bayern's Hernandez back training in French World Cup boost

football31 October 2022 13:12| © AFP
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Bayern Munich right-back Lucas Hernandez returned to training on Monday after a lengthy injury lay-off in a boost to France ahead of next month's World Cup.

Hernandez, 26, suffered a groin injury in Bayern's 2-0 win against Barcelona in mid-September.

His return to training is timely for France coach Didier Deschamps who unveils his World Cup squad on November 9.

Bayern face Inter Milan in an inconsequential Champions League outing with Julian Nagelsmann's side already assured of top spot in their group.

France open the defence of their World Cup crown against Australia on November 22, followed by Denmark four days later with Tunisia their final Group D rivals on November 30.