France coach Didier Deschamps will 'never forget' Karim Benzema's claims of racism after being dropped
Benzema, 33, made 81 international appearances but has not been selected for his country since 2015 when his alleged involvement in a blackmail attempt linked to a sex tape featuring his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena came to light.
The criticism did not sit well with the players, Abdoulaye Toure having to be held back by his teammates.
The winner of the match in Lisbon will go through to the Nations League finals, while a draw would keep the group alive until the final Group 3 matches on Tuesday.
Aouar was initially called up last week as a replacement for Nabil Fekir but instead joins the World Cup winner on the sidelines after hurting his thigh during Lyon's 2-1 derby victory on Sunday.
UEFA Nations League: Harry Maguire sent off on bad night for England, Kylian Mbappe gets France winner
Harry Maguire was sent off for England in the first half at Wembley for two clumsy yellow cards, and Christian Eriksen then converted a 35th-minute penalty on the occasion of his 100th cap to put the Danes ahead.
UEFA Nations League: Cristiano Ronaldo crosses 100 national goals in Portugal win, Belgium put five past Iceland
Ronaldo, capped 165 times by Portugal, is second only to Iran's Ali Daei, on 109, in the list of top men's international goal scorers.
Coronavirus Outbreak: England football coach Gareth Southgate agrees to 30% pay cut, World champions France send support to hospital workers
Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba were among the stars in a video released by the French football federation expressing their gratitude to the country’s under-pressure health workers
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Karim Benzema 'should have a place' in France's squad, says Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane
Coach Didier Deschamps has maintained Benzema's omission is in the best interests of the French squad, who won last year's World Cup without him
Left-back Mendy was part of the France squad that won the 2018 World Cup but has not played for his country since a UEFA Nations League game against the Netherlands in September last year.
Paris St Germain’s Mbappe, who has been struggling with a recurring thigh problem, has been replaced in the squad by Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Alassane Plea.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Paul Pogba left out of France squad amidst ongoing struggles with foot injury, N'Golo Kante, Kylian Mbappe make returns
Pogba is currently struggling with a foot problem and was not named in Manchester United's squad to play AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday, although he did play in Monday's 1-1 draw with Arsenal
FIFA rankings: Germany's slide continues as 2014 World Cup winners drop to World No 16; Belgium retain top spot
As the 11th highest ranked European team, 2014 World Cup winner Germany risk being in the second-seeded pot and getting a tougher opponent when qualifying groups for the 2022 World Cup are drawn, likely next year.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba donates football boots worn in France's World Cup final victory to charity
Pogba, who grew up on a deprived estate in the Paris suburbs, has also given the France shirt he wore during the team's victory over Iceland in the Euro 2016 quarter final, in which he also scored
Ex-France midfielder Florent Malouda learns about him leaving FC Zurich by 'mutual consent' through Twitter
Florent Malouda learnt of his departure by "mutual consent" from his coaching position at FC Zurich through a message posted by the club's Twitter account on Thursday.
FIFA Rankings: Belgium hold off World Cup winners France to retain top spot, India move up two places to 101
Belgium edge World Cup winners France for the top spot and Brazil remain at No 3. Uruguay and European champions Portugal trade places at No 6 and 7
France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has said he would like to remain in his job until the 2022 finals in Qatar.
Didier Deschamps expects unfancied Moldova to make life difficult for world champions France when they begin Euro 2020 qualifying in Chisinau.
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Samuel Umtiti, Kingsley Coman return to France squad for Moldova and Iceland matches
Samuel Umtiti and Kingsley Coman return to the France squad named as the World Cup winners prepare for the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge tells Kingsley Coman to cease talks of retirement
Rummenigge, speaking before Bayern's trip to Amsterdam where they will face Ajax, said it was unthinkable for Kingsley Coman to be considering quitting.
The Germans were the most dangerous team outside the first pot of seeds for Euro 2020, relegated due to poor recent results which included losing to the Dutch in the Nations League