Karim Benzemawho withdrew injured this Saturday from group training with the French team, will undergo medical examinations throughout the afternoon to determine the nature and severity of his injury, a source close to the team told AFP. bluewhich debuted in the world on tuesday against Australia.
The Forward of real Madridinjured since October in a thigh, participated this Saturday in his first collective session since the beginning of the concentration of the blueMonday in clairefontaine.
In case of withdrawal, Didier Deschamps can replace the player until Monday, the eve of his entry into the fray in Qatar.
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A possible absence of Benzemabrand new Ball of Gold 2022It would be a new hard blow for the coach of the world champion, already deprived of its midfielders Paul Pogba Y N’Golo Kanteby substitute goalkeeper Mike maignanof the defender Presnel Kimpembe and from the striker Christopher Nkunku.
The 34-year-old striker has had physical problems for almost a month. His last game played in full dates back to October 19.
For weeks he has been suffering from persistent discomfort in one thigh, the nature of these problems has not been clarified.
“Karim Benzema is out for France’s first match in the World Cup against Australia, and it is a doubt for the rest of the tournament. Medical tests are being carried out right now,” said the French outlet, Le Equipe.