FIFA WC 2022: Big blow to defending champions France, Karim Benzema out of FIFA World Cup, five players injured so far

Karim Benzema out of FIFA World Cup– Benzema has done exceptionally well in the last few years. Last season, he scored 46 goals in 44 matches for his club Real Madrid. This was why the team won the La Liga and the Champions League titles.

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Karim Benzema out of FIFA World Cup- Photo- Sky Sports

Major Setback for France Team

Defending champions France is already facing a major setback ahead of the FIFA World Cup. The team’s star forward, Karim Benzema, was ruled out of the World Cup due to injury. The French Football Federation said on Sunday that Benzema suffered a thigh injury. He was initiated while learning this.

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Karim Benzema out of FIFA World Cup

“I am unfortunate for Benzema. He made this World Cup his goal. However, despite this injury, I have full faith in my team. We are fully prepared to face the challenges before us.”

Coach Didier Deschamps

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Benzema injured on return to full training for France 

The Ballon d’Or winning footballer had been battling a hamstring injury for some time now. He had to stay away from the Saturday training session when the problem worsened. 2018 FIFA World Cup champion France has started feeling that it is a big blow to Sydney before this World Cup. Earlier, the team’s star midfielders Nkolo Kante, Paul Pogba, Nkuku, and defender Kimpembe were ruled out.

Karim Benzema out of FIFA World Cup

Benzema has done exceptionally well in the last few years. Last season, he scored 46 goals in 44 matches for his club Real Madrid. This was why the team won the La Liga and the Champions League titles. Benzema last played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and was France’s top goal scorer. However, Benzema was not a part of the squad in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

In 2016, he was dropped from the France team. Benzema returned to the national team following the 2018 FIFA World Cup and scored 10 goals in 16 appearances for France. France is placed in Group D. The team’s first contest is against Australia on Tuesday.


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