FIFA World Cup 2022: Karim Benzema dominated out for France; joins Pogba, Kante & Nkunku on damage listing

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Defending World Champions France have been dealt one other massive damage blow as Karim Benzema has been dominated out with a quadriceps damage. The most recent blow sees Benzema be part of a string of French stars to overlook the World Cup with Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Christopher Nkunku already out. Whereas Benzema’s substitute is but to be introduced, the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner will probably be an enormous miss for the nationwide aspect forward of their World Cup opener.

The Ballon d’Or winner, 34, was compelled to go away defending champions France’s coaching session early after struggling the damage in coaching on Saturday.

“Karim Benzema is out of the World Cup,” the French soccer federation (FFF) stated.

Benzema was participating in his first full coaching session with Les Bleus when he needed to come off after feeling some ache in his left thigh.

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

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

France coach Didier Deschamps added: “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.”

Benzema wrote on Instagram: “In my life I’ve by no means given up however tonight I’ve to consider the workforce, as I’ve all the time finished, so purpose tells me to go away my place to somebody who can assist our group make World Cup.

“Thank you for all your messages of support.”

Since profitable the Ballon d’Or final month, Benzema has performed fewer than half-hour for Madrid after coming off the bench in a Champions League recreation in opposition to Celtic. Benzema was France’s high scorer on the 2014 World Cup however didn’t play in France’s victorious 2018 World Cup marketing campaign. France coach Deschamps recalled him for final 12 months’s European Championship, the place he was France’s high scorer with 4 targets.

Ahead Christopher Nkunku was injured simply minutes earlier than the top of the workforce’s earlier coaching session on Tuesday night and has since been changed within the squad by Randal Kolo Muani. Deschamps is already lacking midfielders Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, who helped France win the World Cup 4 years in the past.

Les Bleus are in motion in opposition to Denmark 4 days later and earlier than they tackle Tunisia on November 30.


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