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Karim Benzema Ruled Out Over Injury |FS News

Karim Benzema, the 34-year-old French footballer and Real Madrid captain will not be participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after tearing a muscle in his left thigh.

 

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FS News reports that the French Football Federation said the Ballon d’Or winner, suffered an injury in training earlier on Saturday, November 19, and would require a three-week recovery period.

 

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Coach Didier Deschamps in a statement;

 

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“I am extremely sad for Karim who had made this World Cup a major objective. Despite this new blow for the French team, I have full confidence in my group. We will do everything to meet the huge challenge that awaits us.”

 

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The French football federation (FFF) said;

 

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“Karim Benzema is out of the World Cup.

 

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”After hurting the quadriceps on his left thigh the Real Madrid striker is forced to give up on taking part in the World Cup.

 

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“He went for an MRI scan in a hospital (clinic) in Doha, which unfortunately confirmed a tear.”

 

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Even without Benzema, France still has a strong attack to face Australia in their first World Cup match.

 

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They are likely to start with Olivier Giroud as the central striker, flanked by 2018 World Cup star Kylian Mbappe and either Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele or veteran Antoine Griezmann.

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