5 and a half years of absence for exclusion..and may continue to be injured..
Benzema participated mainly with the French national team in a friendly match in preparation for the Euro against the Bulgarian national team, but it seems that it was a title for the jinx that accompanied his international career.
After the return of the fifth historical scorer for Real Madrid to the French national team, everyone waited for Karim Benzema to participate in the Euro after an absence from the last edition as well as from the 2018 World Cup.
Benzema fell to the ground after a challenge in the thirty-first minute, then the medical staff of the French team intervened and did the necessary for the Real Madrid striker to return to the field again.
But less than a minute later, the French striker asked for a change because he was unable to complete the match, and indeed Benzema was replaced by Olivier Giroud in the 40th minute of the first half.
Signs of frustration appeared on Benzema’s face, who sat with his hand on his face on the bench immediately after his replacement, which suggests the seriousness of the injury and the possibility of its impact on his participation in the euro.
And between the halves of the match, French coach Didier Deschamps said: “He suffered a strong blow to the muscle above the left knee, and he felt muscle pain, so we did not take any risks, the medical staff is currently by his side.”
The European Nations Cup begins after only 3 days, while the roosters play their first match in the tournament against the German national team next Tuesday, a week later, which makes things more difficult for Didier Deschamps and Karim Benzema.
It is noteworthy that Karim Benzema has missed the last two international tournaments for the French national team due to the famous case of sexual blackmail against his colleague Matteo Valbuena, and it seems that her ghost is still chasing him even after the crisis is resolved.