It’s a huge blow for the Blues. His striker Karim Benzema, crowned Ballon d’Or last month, is forced to forfeit the World Cup due to a thigh injury.
Affected in the quadriceps of the left thigh during training for the Blues on Saturday, the 34-year-old Real Madrid player underwent an MRI in the evening, which revealed a lesion of the femoral right, an injury which will require a recovery period of three weeks.
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“In my life I have never given up but tonight I have to think about the team as I have always done so reason tells me to leave my place to someone who can help our group to make a nice World Cup »reacted the player, on social networks.
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