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Benzema has been ruled out of France due to injury

Karim Benzema, voted one of the best participant on the planet final season, has formally dropped out of the 2022 Cup. The French nationwide crew confirmed the knowledge on their social media this Saturday night (19). The Real Madrid striker suffered a quadriceps injury in his left thigh.

Benzema will likely be one other slimmer for coach Didier Deschamps, who has seen the French nationwide crew torn aside by accidents. Before that, defender Presnel Kimpembe and midfielder Christopher Nkunku had been already lower. Ngolo Kanté and Paul Pogba, the celebs of the 2018 title, weren’t referred to as up, additionally due to accidents.

“I by no means surrender in my life, however tonight I’ve to assume of the crew, as all the time. That’s why purpose tells me to surrender my place to somebody who can assist the crew to an ideal World Cup. Thank you for all of the messages of assist,” Benzema wrote in your Instagram account.

“The total crew shares Karim’s grief and desires him a speedy restoration,” the French Football Federation wrote on Twitter. In an official assertion, the FFF reported that Benzema underwent an MRI which revealed a lesion within the rectus femoris. The anticipated restoration interval is three weeks.

“I’m very unhappy for Karim, who has made this World Cup a giant purpose. Despite this new blow for the French crew, I’ve full confidence in my group. We will do every thing to face the massive problem that awaits us,” he mentioned. mentioned. Deschamps.

Benzema’s presence has been one of the massive highlights of world champions France’s 2018 marketing campaign in Qatar. The striker didn’t participate within the marketing campaign as a result of he was absent from the nationwide crew due to blackmail allegations involving his pals and former team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. The Real Madrid footballer didn’t return to the nationwide crew till 2021. In latest months, there has been so much of expectation across the French nationwide crew for the duo between Benzema and Kylian Mbappé, the star of PSG and the quantity 10 of the present champion.

The fierce rumors started after Benzema picked up a muscle pressure in the course of the French coaching session this Saturday afternoon (nineteenth), his first in Qatar. After leaving the exercise in ache, the middle ahead went to the clinic, the place they carried out checks and assessed the severity of the issue, which detected an injury to his left thigh.

Benzema’s health has been questionable for a minimum of two months and his presence within the cup was already beneath scrutiny earlier than the brand new drawback in coaching this Saturday. The Frenchman suffered a proper thigh muscle injury earlier than the final FIFA time period in September and has not performed in one of the best situations in latest matches.

The ahead’s final recreation was on November 2, when he got here on as a second-half substitute in Real’s Champions League defeat to Celtic.

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