Benzema Signals World Cup Doubt Due To Injury
The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner, Karim Benzema is set to miss the match against Cadiz due to an injury on his left thigh.
The Frenchman, according to reports, was absent from Real Madrid’s training on Wednesday in preparation for their tie against Cadiz.
Naija News recalls that the striker was dropped from the traveling squad to Estadio de Vallecas on Monday due to his fitness.
Los Blancos seem to miss the striker as they lost to the eighth-placed Rayo Vallecano by a score of 3 to 2.
However, the French talisman came off the bench on Wednesday’s 5-1 victory against Celtic in the Champions League after a brief absence, but he is now back on the treatment table.
Although, Madrid head coach, Carlo Ancelotti anticipates that the 34-year-old would be fit for their home match against Cadiz on Thursday, Benzema remains unfit due to a muscle strain in his left quadriceps.
World cup gate opens in less than two weeks for all 32 teams across the globe, and the red-hot striker is feared might not be able to join the French train to Qatar.
Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba’s injuries, according to Naija News, have already dealt France a World Cup setback.
Benzema’s doubt will add more to Didier Deschamp’s worry if the player is not able to return before November 20.
Meanwhile, this season, Benzema has only started 11 games in all competitions for Ancelotti’s men, scoring six goals.