Concern in the ranks of the French national team, after Benzema’s injury, a few hours before the start of the World Cup

Doha: Karim Benzema, the best player in the world for the year 2022, left training sessions for the French national soccer team on Saturday, to determine the type and severity of his injury, a source close to the FIFA Cup holder learned. Mondo , who are preparing to defend their title on Tuesday against Australia in the Qatar 2022 edition. And after the absence of Real Madrid’s top scorer from matches since last October due to a thigh injury, he attended the training exercises on Saturday group for the first time since then the team met at Clairefontaine last Monday. And just in case in which some player withdraws from the squad of coach Didier Deschamps, can be replaced until Monday, on the eve of the first match. France begin their title defense campaign with many injured absences and without many key cadres (Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante, Mick Minyan, Presnel Kempebe and Christopher Nkunku), as they dive in a new chapter, this time supported by the winner of the Ballon d’Or for the best player in the world. . Merit against Australia on Tuesday is fast approaching as doubts grow over the participation of Benzema (34), who has only played half an hour (against Celtic Glasgow on 2 November) since playing ninety minutes of the last half on October 19 in the La Liga game. Three days later, the club from Madrid reported a “muscle fatigue in the quadriceps muscle of the left leg” against the attacker, who has just been awarded the Ballon d’Or and rested for the next match. The Italian, coach of Real Carlo Ancelotti, justified the absence of his striker, saying: “I’d rather lose (Croatian Luka) Modric or Benzema for a match than a month”, believing that the Frenchman’s stay in the medical clinic it wouldn’t last long before her words changed at the end of October. (AFP)