Karim Benzema’s World Cup future has been thrown into disarray as the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner is forced to miss France’s opening game against Australia on Tuesday.
The Real Madrid striker saw his first training session in the middle-east brought to an early conclusion after Benzema was injured. He is set for scans before his future participation in the tournament is decided.
The France striker will miss his side’s opening World Cup game as revealed by L’Equipe, but could also see his participation in the tournament brought to an end before it had even got underway.
Benzema has reportedly suffered a new injury setback, not a reoccurrence of his knee and hamstring problems that have so far seen him train alone alongside other injury doubtful Raphael Varane.