Sunday, November 20, 2022 – 11:18 am
ABU DHABI, 20th November, 2020 (WAM) — Veteran French international striker Karim Benzema has joined the list of stars absent from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, after he was officially excluded from the French national team’s list, following his injury before the start of the tournament today.
Benzema had resumed training with his country yesterday after he had suffered a muscle injury in the last period, but he was unable to complete the training and the tests he conducted confirmed his inability to participate with the team in the title defense trip due to an injury to the left thigh muscle.
The French national team will begin the journey to defend its world title next Tuesday by facing its Australian counterpart in Group D, which includes Denmark and Tunisia.
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