The selection of France is one of the most affected in the final stretch to the Qatar World Cup 2022. The team of Didier Deschamps suffered multiple casualties from different players that affected the assembly of the final list of 26 names and the last training session turned on the alarms again. Karim Benzema withdrew injured and reportedly suffered a left hamstring tear.
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As reported by the French site le parisien, the decision of the coaching staff is that he leave the concentration because his injury prevents him from playing the tournament. The front Studies were carried out this same Saturday at the Aspetar hospital to find the severity of the discomfort he felt in practice and that exacerbates the physical problems of the scorer. The portal ensures that a tear was detected.
“Finally, the conclusion is final. After passing the exams in the afternoon at the Aspetar hospital, the clinic par excellence in Doha, the Frenchman must give up the World Cup, according to our information. He suffers a tear in his left thigh, explains a source close to the Blues”, maintains the French half.
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Four days ago, the Ballon d’Or winner had not been able to finish the session with his teammates either, since he did field work for 15 minutes and continued the practice in a differentiated way with a physiotherapist. The muscular problem arose in the middle of the last practice carried out with his teammates. The 34-year-old footballer had displaced Ousmane Dembele regarding the last tactical rehearsal to form an attack with Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmannbut had to retire early from the field of play.
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The player left the French camp tonight to undergo rigorous tests at the Doha Aspetar Hospital. He was accompanied by several members of the delegation when he entered the health center and must await the results that show the level of pain in the quadriceps of the left thigh.
It should be remembered that the area reference of the real Madrid suffered an injury in front of Celtic in Scotland at the beginning of the UEFA champions league and still could not fully return from that problem with the White House.
The recovery times that he will have to face are still unknown, but the French media L’Equipe announced that will miss next Tuesday’s World Cup debut against Australia in Group D. In this context, Deschamps I could disaffect him from the call and name a replacement until this Monday, when there are 24 hours left for the match against the oceanic team. The evolution will be closely followed by the European medical staff and, if the condition worsens, could stay out of the World Cup.
This is not the first mishap that happens in the preparation prior to this competition within the world champions. Days ago, Christopher Nkunku caught a ball with eduardo camavinga and suffered a torn external ligament in his left knee. She stayed out of world added to the fact that he will miss the remainder of the season with the RB Leipzig. In his place, the striker of Eintracht Frankfurt from Germany, Randal Kolo Muani.
In addition, the defender of Paris Saint-Germain, Presnel Kimpembeis another of the sensitive casualties that will have France for this World Cup. The footballer did not recover in time from an Achilles tendon injury and was released from the squad on November 14. His vacancy was filled by Axel Disasi, 24-year-old Monaco central defender. In this same position, Raphael Varane continues his fine-tuning, while Deschamps rehearses a defense made up of Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate.
However, the first casualties that had resounded within the Les Bleus were Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante. The footballer of the Juventus he had suffered a meniscus injury in his right leg. With his sights set on playing his third world, the central midfielder began a restorative therapy to avoid the operating room. But the treatment did not show improvements and, likewise, he had to be operated at the beginning of last September.
On the opposite side, the midfield thermometer was never able to recover from a hamstring injury that kept him out of multiple encounters with the Chelsea. Kante He never returned to 100% and the technician chose to exclude him from the payroll.
With this scenario, Karim Benzema joins a long list of players who complicated the preparation of the current world champion for the first match of group D against Australia within an area that it shares with Denmark Y Tunisia.