Karim Benzema His club Real Madrid was sidelined with “muscle fatigue” ahead of the World Cup. Some thought it was an excuse to take extra time off considering Qatar.
But those rumors are false. Benzema has trained individually with France in recent days and was able to participate with the team for the first time today.
Before the end of practice, Golden Ball had to go back to the dressing room after suffering a muscle injury in his butt. A post-midnight examination revealed a muscle tear in his left thigh.
Injury has now ruled Benzema out of the World Cup. National coach Didier Deschamps has until Monday to call a substitute if needed.
The defending world champions have been hit by an injury wave this World Cup. Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Presnel Kimpembe, Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku and Mike Maignan are all out through injury.
Karim Benzema could not hide his disappointment in his Instagram post.
“I’ve never given up in my life, but tonight I have to think about the team like always,” Benzema opens.
“For that reason I am away from the group so it can end a good World Cup. Thank you for your messages of support.”
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