Karim Benzema was scheduled to return to training on Saturday with the French national team in preparation for the World Cup in Qatar. In fact, the French striker, who had recently suffered from muscle problems, returned to full training, but suffered another first-class injury, which prevented him from finishing the competition.
As reported by L’Equipe, Benzema underwent a detailed examination after training on Saturday night to show the severity of his injury. French journalists speculated that the Real Madrid star would certainly not play in the French team’s first match against Australia, and his participation in the rest of the tournament was a big question mark. Javi Miguel, a journalist for the Spanish newspaper Asa, reported that the French striker may have damage to the meniscus in his knee.
French media: Karim Benzema will not play in the World Cup!
And confirmed, on Saturday evening, the worst news for the French national team – the newspaper “Le Parisien” reported, citing a source close to the team, that Karim Benzema will not play in the World Cup in Qatar.
Saturday’s tests were to show that star Real Madrid He tore a quadriceps muscle in his left thigh and was out of the tournament for the rest of the tournament. RMC Sport confirmed these reports.
For Karim Benzema, who has played 97 matches so far with the French national team, scoring 34 goals, this was the first World Cup after an eight-year break and may be the last in his career. Four years ago, when the French won the World Cup in Russia, the Real Madrid striker was not called up by Didier Deschamps after the extortion case of Mathieu Valbuena.
Benzema’s injury is another major weakness for reigning champions France. Previously, coach Didier Deschamps had Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Presnell Kimpembe And the Christopher Nkunku. Deschamps will be able to call up a player to replace Benzema in Qatar on Monday at the latest.
France for the first time Game On Tuesday, November 22nd, you will play against Australia. And in the fourth group, in which the “tricolor” will compete, the Danes and Tunisians will play.
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