Karin Benzema to miss World Cup due to injury: France star leaves team ahead of Qatar opener with thigh problem

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Karim Benzema participation with France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar finished after the real Madrid The attacker suffered an injury in his first full training session with the defending champions. the team announced.

The 34-year-old Ballon d’Or winner had to withdraw early from practice on Saturday, immediately raising concerns within Didier Deschamps’ coaching staff.

Tests at the ASPETAR facility in Doha showed that Benzema has suffered a serious enough left thigh injury to rule him out of the French campaign this winter. CBS Sports understands that early indications suggest he will be out for four to six weeks, with his club team Real expected to carry out their own scans to confirm the severity of the injury.

Benzema has only played 27 minutes in the last month and has suffered knee and hamstring problems of late before this latest setback which he suffered without physical contact with anyone else.

Before the opening match of France vs. Australia at the Al Janoub Stadium on Tuesday, Deschamps has until Monday to call a replacement, 24 hours before Les Bleus’ opener and the deadline.

Benzema and defense Rafael Varane they had been training separately since the France congregation in Clairefontaine and this was the pair’s first session with their teammates.

christopher nkunku he was already ruled out in spectacular fashion with a training injury before leaving France and was replaced by color randal weather Mark Thuram it was also added to the tour group after the initial announcement.

presnel kimpembe He was also ruled out due to injury and replaced by Axel Diasi while Pablo PogbaN’Golo Kante, and mike magnan they were already ruled out before Deschamps chose his team.

Benzema has five La Liga goals to his name so far this season for Real Madrid, whom he helped win the UEFA Champions League last season.

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