The winner of the 2022 Bollon D’or , Karim Benzema having been injured a few hours to the World Cup, the coach of France, Didier Deschamps announced a last minute decision on his absence.

“It’s a big blow, he had done everything to be there and was in session. On a harmless gesture, the other leg is in front. He felt muscle pain and the examinations confirmed that the injury was too big for the demands that await us. I decided not to replace him, we have eight attacking players, ”explained Didier Deschamps to journalists.

The decision is thus made. Hit in the quadriceps of the left thigh, the Real Madrid striker is forced to give up participating in the World Cup.

Karim Benzema was forced to cut short the collective training session, after feeling pain in the quadriceps of the left thigh”, could we also read in the press release from the FFF.

A real blow for the Blues, who will have to do without the recent Ballon d’Or, absent since October 19 with Real Madrid.

Source: AfrikPage