Hugo Lloris had only just come back from four months out of action due to injury when the Premier League season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Debate has raged ever since the French league decided to bring a premature end to the season.
Paul Pogba has been limited to just eight appearances for Manchester United this season after battling a nagging ankle injury.
FC Barcelona announced that Ousmane Dembele will be out for six months after undergoing a hamstring surgery.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sought to set the record straight regarding Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United for a then world record fee in 2016.
Neither France nor Portugal were in Pot One for the 24-team competition being held in 12 cities across Europe, making them the dangerous teams to avoid for the top seeds.
France vs Turkey: Substitute Olivier Giroud put France ahead on 76 minutes but Kaan Ayhan nodded in an equaliser six minutes later.
Iceland vs France: France now host Turkey in a crunch game at the Stade de France on Monday, having suffered a 0-2 defeat in Ankara in June.
Hugo Lloris is expected to miss the majority of this season's action after he suffered a dislocated elbow during Tottenham Hotspurs' 0-3 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.
In an attempt to win over PSG fans, Neymar has looked a rejuvenated figure, scoring for a third time this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo, making his 160th international appearance, scored four as Portugal won 5-1 in Vilnius and strengthened their position in Group B after a sluggish start.
France cruised past Albania 4-1 on Saturday to move back to the top of their group in qualifying for Euro 2020.
Antoine Griezmann joined Atletico Madrid in 2014 and scored 133 goals in 257 appearances, lifting the Europa League in 2018.
The Manchester United midfielder, who scored France's third goal in the 4-2 victory over Croatia, had donated them to a French charity.
Raheem Sterling's hat-trick saw England start their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by hammering the Czech Republic 5-0.
A final vote on increasing the number of teams at the football showpiece would only be taken at a full Congress meeting in June.
FIFA is carrying out the study into increasing the number of teams by 16 in 2022.
NDTV brings to you a compilation of the major happenings from the world of football in 2018.