Karim Benzema forfeits the entire competition

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06:40, November 20, 2022

Injured in quadriceps training, the new Ballon d’Or Karim Benzema must forfeit the entire 2022 World Cup in Qatar with the France team. A new blow for Didier Deschamps, a few days before the entry into the running of the Blues against Australia on November 22.

It’s an additional blow for the France team. A few days before the entry into the running of the Blues in the 2022 World Cup in Qataragainst Australia on November 22, the star striker of Real Madrid and new Ballon d’Or Karim Benzema, injured this Saturday in quadriceps trainingis forced to forfeit the entire competition.

The number 19 of the Blues had already arrived weakened by an injury to the left thigh.

“Three week recovery period”

“Hit in the quadriceps of the left thigh, the Real Madrid striker is forced to give up participating in the World Cup”, writes a press release from the French football team. “Karim Benzema was forced to cut short the collective training session after feeling pain in the quadriceps of his left thigh. He went for an MRI (…) which unfortunately confirmed a lesion of the femoral right, which will require a recovery period of three weeks,” the statement said.

In this note that Europe 1 has obtained, it is underlined that “after having exchanged with doctor Franck Le Gall then the Real Madrid striker, Didier Deschamps recorded Karim Benzema’s package for the World Cup ” . “I am extremely sad for Karim who made this World Cup a major goal,” said the coach in this document.

“Despite this new blow for the France team, I have all my confidence in my group. We will do everything to meet the immense challenge that awaits us”, adds the tactician, who will therefore have to compose without best player of the year in Qatar.

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