Real Madrid Star Sends Message of Consolation to Karim Benzema After France Forward Is Ruled Out of World Cup

Real Madrid Star Sends Message of Consolation to Karim Benzema After France Forward Is Ruled Out of World Cup

  • Real Madrid forward Rodrygo Goes has sympathized with club teammate Karim Benzema after the France forward was ruled out of the World Cup
  • Benzema will play no part in France’s World Cup title defence after he picked up a thigh injury in training that has ruled him out of Qatar 2022
  • France has been paired alongside Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia in Group D in the first round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Brazil youngster, Rodrygo Goes has sent a message of support to Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema after the France forward was ruled out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Benzema will not get an opportunity to make a second World Cup appearance for France after he picked up a thigh injury in training which has ruled him out of the competition.

Real Madrid, Karim Benzema, Rodrygo, France, Brazil, Qatar 2022, FIFA World Cup, Didier Deschamps
Karim Benzema has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a thigh injury and will not participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup for France. Photo by Jean Catuffe
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The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner confirmed he will no longer play a part in France’s World Cup title defence and has now been removed from Didier Deschamp’s 26-man squad.

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Rodrygo who won the La Liga and Champions League alongside Benzema last season, took to social media to commiserate with the forward as he wished his Real Madrid teammate a speedy recovery.

France will begin the defence of their World Cup title against Australia on Tuesday, November 22nd, before further meetings with Denmark and Tunisia in Group D.

Martial among options to replace Benzema

Meanwhile, Manchester United striker Anthony Martial is among the options to potentially replace Karim Benzema in France’s World Cup squad, Metro UK reports.

The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner is facing at least three weeks on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury in what was his first training session with the French squad.

Didier Deschamps has until Monday night to bring in a replacement to his 26-man squad with Wissam Ben Yedder and Moussa Diaby also being considered for the World Cup.

Karim Benzema ruled out of World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported France star Karim Benzema has lost his race to be fit for the 2022 World Cup and has withdrawn from their squad, the country's football federation announced on Saturday.

The Real Madrid forward was voted the best player this year in the Ballon d'Or last month and the 34-year-old will be sorely missed by the World champions.

The emblematic Benzema has been struggling with a thigh problem since October and has played less than half an hour of football in his club's last six games.

Source: Sports Brief News