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Karim Benzema suffered a severe injury and raised concern in France

By Mauricio Saenz

Karim Benzema suffered a severe injury and raised concern in France

The Real Madrid forward could not finish the friendly against Bulgaria

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France had a bittersweet day in their last friendly preparations for the European Championship that will begin next Friday. Is that the French team, current world champion, thrashed Bulgaria 3-0, but the match left a cloak of concern when Karim Benzema had to abandon the commitment after suffering a severe injury to his right knee.

At the Stade de France, in Paris, the selected Deschamps won with two goals from Olivier Giroud and another from Antoine Griezmann. The good performance of Le Bleu was overshadowed by the hasty departure of the Real Madrid figure, who could miss the continental competition.

France will integrate Group F with Hungary, Germany and Portugal (the current champions of the tournament), while their last rival, Bulgaria, did not qualify for the tournament that was postponed last year due to the covid-19 pandemic and that will start on Friday at the Olympic Stadium in Rome with the duel that Italy and Turkey will cheer on.

Studies for Karim Benzema

After spending the night, in the early hours of this Wednesday they will study Karim Benzema to determine the degree of injury he suffered and to know if he will be able to play the Eurocup or not. From Real Madrid they will also be attentive since if it is serious they will have to find a replacement for him.


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