Red alert in France: Karim Benzema risks World Cup.

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Red alert in France: Karim Benzema risks World Cup.

There is no peace for Karim Benzema: back at Deschamps’ disposal on Saturday, he had to stop in training on the afternoon of the same day due to a physical trouble. The Real Madrid center forward will undergo further investigations while tension grows in France: according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Ballon d’Or could even be forced to say goodbye to the World Cup.

Benzema will almost certainly miss the match against Australia. For Deschamps, it’s yet another tile: for the tournament in Qatar he has already had to give up Kante, Pogba, Kimpembe, Nkunku and Maignan.

Having grown up footballing at Olympique Lyon, Karim Benzema left his country in 2009 to settle at Real Madrid. With the Blancos he has so far collected 422 appearances embellished by 224 goals. He was top scorer in Ligue 1 (2007-2008), La Liga (2021-2022) and the UEFA Champions League (2021-2022). With 28 official trophies won at club level, he is the most capped French footballer and the top French scorer in UEFA club competitions and the Spanish league. In 2022, he managed to win the Ballon d’Or becoming the fifth Frenchman to win the accolade.

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