Ballon d’Or 2022, Karim Benzema thought he could finally win a trophy with the France team. But, injured this Saturday in training, KB9 is forfeited for the entire World Cup in Qatar even before the first match.
The presence of Karim Benzema in collective training, this Saturday at 72 hours from the match against Australia, had aroused a wave of optimism. Unfortunately, while the Real Madrid striker took part at the start of the session, it soon became known that in relative secrecy behind closed doors, the 2022 Ballon d’Or had felt a sharp pain in his left thigh. Forced to abandon his teammates, Karim Benzema quickly went to the famous Aspetar clinic in Doha to undergo an MRI. Released shortly after 9 p.m. looking gray, KB9 said nothing, but according to Le Parisien and RMC, who quote a source close to the staff of the Blues, Benzema suffers from a tear in his left thigh and he must therefore give up play not only the game against Australia on Tuesday night, but the entire World Cup. He who was deprived of the France team at the 2018 World Cup will end his career without a major title with the Blues. Didier Deschamps has the option of replacing Karim Benzema in his group by Monday 8 p.m.
— The Parisian (@le_Parisian) November 19, 2022