WC: Woes continue for France as Karim Benzema ruled out

French football star Karim Benzema has been ruled out of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar after suffering a muscle tear in his left thigh, which forced him to leave the training session on Saturday.
The Ballon d’Or winner’s injury was confirmed by French Football Federation (FFF), as per Sky Sports. “Karim Benzema is out of the World Cup. After hurting the quadriceps on his left thigh the Real Madrid striker is forced to give up on taking part in the World Cup,” said FFF in a statement.
Benzema was taking part in his first full training session when he had to come off after some pain in his left thigh.
“He went for an MRI scan in a hospital (clinic) in Doha, which unfortunately confirmed a tear,” the FFF added.
Benzema later wrote on Instagram: “In my life I have never given up but tonight I have to think about the team, as I have always done, so reason tells me to leave my place to someone who can help our group make a good World Cup. Thank you for all your messages of support.”
France coach Didier Deschamps added: “I am extremely sad for Karim who had made this World Cup a major objective. Despite this new blow for the French team, I have full confidence in my group. We will do everything to meet the huge challenge that awaits us.”
Ever since he clinched his maiden Ballon d’Or last month, Benzema has played less than 30 minutes for Real Madrid.

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