Kamara: Aston Villa Star Cuts Short Honeymoon After France Call Up, Ends up Playing 0 Minutes

Kamara: Aston Villa Star Cuts Short Honeymoon After France Call Up, Ends up Playing 0 Minutes

Rene Otinga
June 20, 2023 at 2:04 PM
  • Boubacar Kamara called off his honeymoon to honour an international call up by Didier Deschamps
  • The 23-year old was selected by the France national team boss to replace the injured Adrien Rabiot
  • Kamara ended his honeymoon to join the squad at Clairefontaine but did not play a single minute

Imagine making the ultimate sacrifice in your personal life to join the national team, only to fail to feature for a single minute.

This was the exact predicament Boubacar Kamara found himself in after he heeded a call-up from French national coach, Didier Deschamps.

The 23-year-old Aston Villa midfielder cut his holiday short after Deschamps selected him to replace Adrien Rabiot in the midfield for France’s Euro qualifiers.

Boubakar Kamara
Boubacar Kamara of France arrives at the stadium prior to the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying round group B match between Gibraltar and France at Estadio Algarve on June 16, 2023 in Faro near Faro, Portugal. Photo by Fran Santiago.
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Like the professional he is, Kamara honoured the call-up, with his partner, Coralie Porrovecchio, taking to Instagram to share images of the Aston Villa man making his way to Clairefontaine to join the rest of the squad.

The call-up came at a cost, as SportBible has reported, with the midfielder being in the middle of enjoying a lovely honeymoon with his newly-wedded wife at the time.

In one of her Instagram posts, Porrovecchio captioned the photo, 'I am not sure whether to laugh or cry' as the pair was already on a plane to Paris and had to turn around.

So far, France have played two Euro qualifiers against Gilbatar and Greece, which they won 3-0 and 1-0 respectively.

However, in a cruel twist of fate, Kamara failed to feature for a single minute in both games, with Les Blues’ next competitive game only set for September 7 against Ireland.

Kamara 'upgrades' to join Villa

Kamara joined Aston Villa last summer from French side, Marseille, in a move which Deschamps described as an upgrade.

He has been an integral member of the Villans' squad under both Steven Gerrard and new manager, Unai Emery, featuring 29 times across all competitions, according to Transfermkt.

France wins through Mbappe goal

Sports Brief also reported on France emerging victorious over Greece in a narrow win, thanks to another superb performance by star, Kylian Mbappe.

Les Bleus secured another win in the Euro 2024 qualifiers to maintain their perfect record in the competition so far, having not conceded a single goal.

Mbappe's retaken penalty elevated him to the highest-scoring Frenchman in a single season for club and country, surpassing legend, Just Fontaine.

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