France loses the Ballon d’Or

France loses the Ballon d’Or

Benzema’s muscle injury is not light, and the center forward will be forced to miss the World Cup in Qatar. Great chances for Giroud.

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The Qatar World Cup loses one of the protagonists announced on the eve of kick-off. Karim Benzema he will be forced to miss the world championship due to an injury. After the exams of the case, France has lost hope of being able to count on the 2022 Ballon d’Or for the tournament. A very heavy tile for coach Didier Deschamps, but also for the entire competition which has to do without one of his brightest stars.

Benzema’s muscle problem turned out to be more serious than expected as anticipated in unison by Le Parisien and RMC Sport and then confirmed by the French Federation. The problem with the quadriceps of the left thigh leaves no way out for Real Madrid’s offensive end. Initially it was thought that he would certainly miss Tuesday’s opener against Australia, but with confidence in view of the other group games.

But the investigations did not bring good news. Huge bad luck for Benzema who would have played the second World Cup with the Blues at the age of 34 after the one in 2014. A redemption for the 2018 one not played due to the off-field vicissitudes linked to the case of the blackmail in Valbuena. After learning the results of the exams, the bomber left the Aspetar Hospital in Doha, limping and with a regretful expression. These are the words of the official note of Les Bleus: “Struck in the quadriceps of the left thigh, Karim Benzema is forced to give up participating in the World Cup. The entire team shares Karim’s sadness and wishes him a speedy recovery.”

Karim Benzema will be forced to leave the retreat of the Deschamps team which has not been very lucky so far. In fact, the selector who had already lost two 90-pointers in midfield, such as Pogba and Kanté, now had to deal with the forfeits of Kimpembe and Nkunku. Everything points to greater space for Giroud, just as happened in the Russian world championship, with the hope for Deschamps of obtaining the same results.

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