Karim Benzema could become a World Cup winner without appearing in a single game: Here’s how

Karim Benzema has appeared in five World Cup games, all of those during the 2014 tournament in Brazil. He debuted against Honduras and played till France’s elimination against Germany. Concerning his part in the Mathieu Valbuena blackmail scandal, he missed out on the edition in 2018. 

The reigning Ballon d’Or winner got a call to appear for his national side in the 2022 Qatar World Cup. However, misfortune seems not to leave Benzema, as he had to miss out due to an injury.

Karim Benzema and Lucas Hernandez are still on the Squad List

Like Karim Benzema, his teammate Lucas Hernandez is suffering an injury too. Despite not featuring in a single game, both players have been named in the French squad. Since no replacement was announced for the respective players, they’re still a part of the squad and have a chance to get the winner’s medal if France defends their title. 

Karim Benzema was sure that he’d be replaced after his injury in the national side. He said after his injury, 

“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 have a great World Cup.”

France announced a replacement for Nkunku

RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku suffered a sprained knee during a practice session with the national side. He was replaced by Eintracht Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani.

Exciting finals are on the way

After a sensational World Cup game till the semi-finals, it’s only two teams who have survived: France and Argentina. They will take on each other on Sunday with millions of fans praying for Messi’s win in his last World Cup game, and France determined enough to defend their championship.

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