Tragedy for the French: Karim Benzema will miss the World Cup



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Tragedy for the French: Karim Benzema will miss the World Cup

The owner of the Ballon d'Or and the biggest hope of the French football team in attack, Karim Benzema, will miss the World Cup in Qatar. The famous football journalist and "insider" Fabrizio Romano confirmed this news, which saddened all true football fans before the start of the 22nd World Cup.

Benzema injured a muscle and will not be able to help the Tricolori in the defense of the world throne. Alarms were raised in France when Karim Benzema limped out of Saturday's training session with a quadriceps problem.

Doubts immediately arose as to whether the Golden Ball would even be able to perform at the World Cup in Qatar. Benzema arrived in Qatar with an injured left thigh, and during training, the injury worsened and he left training after about 15 minutes.

The first news was that the striker of Real Madrid will surely miss the first game, but now there is a real fear that he will not be available to Didier Deschamps until the end of the World Cup. It is, of course, a heavy blow for Deschamps, who is losing players like a tape.

The other day due to an injury in training, Mundial lost Nkunka, even earlier Pogba, Kante... Apart from Benzema, Raphael Varane also trained separately from the rest of the team, but he should be available against Australia.

"In my life I never give up but tonight I have to think about the team like I always do so the reason tells me to leave my place to someone who can help our team to make a great world cup. Thank you for all your messages of support 🙌🏼❤️#GoBlues," the 34-year-old center-forward wrote on Instagram.

French coach Dider Deschamps will not be able to definitively count on six footballers from the originally planned list.

In addition to Benzema, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, Mike Maignan, Presnel Kimpembé and Christopher Nkunku were dropped earlier. The world champions are defending their title in Qatar, and the campaign to defend the throne will begin on 22.11.

2022 against Australia. In the group, they will also play against Denmark on November 26, but also against Tunisia four days later.