Karim Benzema joined the list that includes his teammates Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Presnel Kimpempe, Wesley Fofana and Mike Maignan
The French striker Karim Benzema joined the unfortunate eleven of players who did not play the World Cup Qatar 2022 due to injury and joins his teammates Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpempe, Wesley Fofana Y Mike Maignan in said hypothetical alignment.
The Milan goalkeeper and substitute in the France national team injured his knee in September, in a duel between his national team against Austria in the Nations League and did not recover in time to be in the final ousta of 26 players.
Reece James | England | 22 years
The Chelsea right-back suffered a strained ligament in mid-October during a Champions League match against Milan and, despite not losing hope until the last minute, in early November he confirmed the news through social media.
The central defender caused the French national team to leave because he did not recover from an Achilles tendon injury, which was reported three weeks before Qatar 2022 by his club, Paris Saint-Germain, prior to a duel against Juventus in Champions League.
The Chelsea central defender received a tough tackle during a friendly against Villarreal in the team’s pre-season and, although he overcame a broken fibula, the Frenchman suffered a new knee problem after a duel with Milan’s Rafael Leao. during a duel in the Champions League.
At the beginning of November, Chelsea and the English team received another hard loss in the squad because the defender suffered a major cruciate ligament injury during a Champions League duel between the Blues and Dinamo Zagreb.
Paul Pogba | France | 29 years
Before the final concentration of the French team, the midfielder suffered a relapse during recovery work after knee surgery and was ruled out of playing in Qatar 2022.
Prior to the final call, the French containment player was ruled out of the final list due to a recurrence of a hamstring injury whose recovery time did not fit with the World Cup schedule, since the estimated time out was four months.
At the beginning of August, the Dutch Roma midfielder broke part of his right tibia during preparatory training for the match against Cremonese, corresponding to the second day of Serie A.
Diogo Jota | Portugal | 25 years
The Liverpool attacker is the most noticeable absence from the Lusitanian team due to a muscle injury he suffered in his club’s Premier League match, Liverpool, against Manchester City.
The French striker will not play in the World Cup due to suffering a muscle tear during training this Saturday, three days before his team’s debut against Australia. The player left the training session in which, for the first time since he concentrated with France, he had exercised with the rest of his teammates.
Marco Reus | Germany | 33 years
The striker reappeared a few weeks ago from an ankle injury and gave the feeling that he arrived in Qatar on time, but a relapse left him out of the tournament.