World Cup 2022: France striker Karim Benzema will miss the tournament due to a thigh injury

Karim Benzema during the France national team training before the start of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

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French striker Karim Benzema will miss the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, after suffering a thigh injury during training.

Benzema won the 2022 Golden Ball award, which is awarded to the best soccer player in the world, after he contributed to Real Madrid winning the Champions League and La Liga.

A spokesman for the French national team said that he had suffered a thigh problem and would not be able to participate in the tournament.

“The entire team shares Karim’s grief and wishes him a speedy recovery,” he added.

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