France fearsA World Cup without the Ballon d’Or winner? Karim Benzema is threatened with the end
Karim Benzema is apparently in danger of losing the World Cup. The 34-year-old is said to have injured his thigh during training on Saturday.
France will play in a group with Australia, Denmark and Tunisia at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The current world champion has to complain about some flaws. For example, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Presnel Kimpembe and Christopher Nkunku miss out on the tournament. And now there could be another superstar: Karim Benzema.
As the French media, “L’Equipe” and “RMC” unanimously report, for example, the 34-year-old Real Madrid striker will not be able to play against Australia on Tuesday. And what’s more: according to the French newspapers, there is a good chance that Benzema will miss the entire tournament. The Frenchman is said to have felt a sharp pain in his left thigh and immediately stopped the unit.
An investigation is expected to take place on Saturday night. Coach Didier Deschamps is likely to nominate another professional up to 24 hours before the first game should the World Cup be scrapped.
Benzema-Aus would be a loss
Of newly crowned Ballon d’Or winners he has been sick for a few weeks. Until now he has barely been able to participate in a training session for the French team, neither in Clairefontaine (near Paris) in the three-day training camp, nor in Doha. As already mentioned, he even had to break the last one.
In 2018, Benzema was absent from the World Cup and winning the title. The reason was internal disputes and allegations of blackmail. If he failed, it would be a great loss. Benzema has scored five goals in seven league games for Real Madrid this season. With the France team he scored 37 goals in 97 international matches.
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