FIFA World Cup: Karim Benzema has formally withdrawn from the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup due to a thigh injury. This is…
FIFA World Cup: Karim Benzema has formally withdrawn from the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup due to a thigh injury. This is a major setback for defending champions France, who relied on the Real Madrid striker to deliver the goods inside the box in Qatar. This will be the third consecutive World Cup that Benzema will miss. Olivier Giroud, who is just three goals short of surpassing Thierry Henry as France’s all-time leading goalscorer, starts in place of the Real Madrid striker. CHECK FIFA World Cup 2022 LIVE and FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony LIVE updates with Akashera.IN
The dangers of participating in a winter World Cup are demonstrated by the current Ballon d’Or winner. As Benzema’s body was not given enough time to recover from the previous season.
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Karim Benzema was forced to cut short training at the Jassim bin Hammad Stadium with France after suffering quadriceps pain in his left thigh.
He went for an MRI scan at a hospital in Doha, which unfortunately confirmed a femur injury which will require a three-week recovery period.
After exchanging words with Dr. Franck Le Gall and then the Real Madrid striker, coach Didier Deschamps has registered the forfeiture of Karim Benzema for the World Cup.
“I am extremely sorry for Karim, who made this World Cup a big goal. Despite this new blow for the French team, I have full confidence in my group. We will do everything to face the huge challenge ahead U.S,” said national coach.
Kareem @Benzema has withdrawn from the WC with a thigh injury.
— French Team ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) 19 November 2022
The 34-year-old Benzema was already scheduled to miss France’s opening match against Australia.
Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, who are both injured, are also not playing for France.
Les Bleus are part of Group D along with Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.