Benzema might possibly rejoin France’s World Cup squad in Qatar in upcoming matches.
Benzema might possibly rejoin France‘s World Cup squad in Qatar. The Real Madrid attacker had already recovered from the injury that had previously ruled him out of the competition.
Benzema was forced to withdraw from Didier Deschamps’ team ahead of France’s first match against Australia. Prior to the competition, the Ballon d’Or winner had been suffering with fitness, but he sustained an unrelated injury upon his return to collective training.
Benzema appears to have recovered faster than than believed. According to various Spanish news sources, including Onda Madrid, the Real Madrid forward could return to training this week. Benzema’s World Cup dream may still be alive. Because the ballon d’or winner was included in the initial team, he is eligible to return to the France squad and perform in the balance of the tournament, according to FIFA rules.
Manager Deschamps will make the final call. Regardless of his reentry, the Madrid striker would receive a winner’s medal if France successfully defended their World Cup title. FIFA confirmed to RMC Sport that if Les Bleus win the final, which is set for December 18th, 26 medals will be awarded, a figure that relates to the size of France’s squad prior to Benzema’s departure.