Benzema will not be playing in the 2022 Football World Cup
An injury will stand in the way of Karim Benzema and the Qatar 2022 Football World Cup.
According to the French Football Federation (FFF), the "Les Bleus" striker suffered an injury to his left quadriceps, forcing him to withdraw from the competition.
Benzema, 34, who won the renowned Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) award in October following a stellar season with Real Madrid, departed Saturday's training session due to pain in his thigh following which he received an MRI in a Doha hospital.
According to the FFF, Benzema will require three weeks to recuperate meaning that he will not play for France at the World Cup, which begins on Sunday.
In the Qatar 2022 Football World Cup, France is in the same group with Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia.
France's opening match will be against Australia on November 22.