In another blow to France, Karim Benzema has been ruled out of the 2022 World Cup with an injury sustained in training. The medical staff evaluated the injury, and the tear has been assessed as worse than expected.
The striker aggravated his injury, which he had not fully recovered from. He had to leave the training ground early on Saturday as a result of the discomfort he sustained. And now, it has been confirmed that he will play no part in France’s bid to defend their title.
Karim Benzema ruled out of 2022 World Cup
“In my life I have never given up… but tonight I have to think of the team as I have always done so reason tells me to leave my place to someone who can help our group to make a great world cup. Thank you for all your messages of support,” the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner wrote on his social media pages.
France will be without N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Presnel Kimpembe, Christopher Nkunku and now, Karim Benzema in the World Cup. Nkunku and Benzema were injured in the training camp with the national team, and this has become a major blow for Didier Deschamps’ side.
A change of tactics from the head coach can now be expected, considering that a significant number of important players will not be available.