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It is the rumor that agitates the footballing world. Could Karim Benzema return to the Blues group after his World Cup withdrawal? According to information from the Telemadrid media, the Real Madrid striker could return to training this Thursday. But the hypothesis of a return to the World Cup seems to have to remain as it is.
Package for the World Cup after an injury in training with the Blues on November 19, Karim Benzema would recover faster than expected. Even more surprising, the one nicknamed “KB9” could resume training with Real Madrid this Thursday according to information from the Spanish media. Telemadrid. “This is news that stunned everyone at the Blues training camp,” said Jean-François Pérès, head of the sport department of Europe 1, in the program. Europe 1 Sports.
Without news since his departure from Doha on November 20, Karim Benzema seemed to be forfeited for an indefinite period. It was then with a long message that the French international had confirmed his departure on social networks: “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 good World Cup”.
“Le nueve” without replacement
A blow for the French team and for Didier Deschamps who then made the choice not to replace the striker and to stay with 25 players in the group (soon to be more than 24 after Lucas Hernandez’s injury). Officially, Karim Benzema is therefore still part of the Blues group because he has not been replaced and could even be world champion if France wins this World Cup.
But this early recovery is surprising to the management of France: “the staff does not believe at all that Karim Benzema will be able to resume”, said Jean-François Pérès. A return with the France team would imply a resumption of a “zero protocol, which would almost lead to the final”, he continued.
A group that “lives well”
This rumor comes after certain declarations, in particular from members of the France team assuring that the group “lived well”. In the Europe 1 Sport program (every evening from 7:15 p.m. to 11 p.m., Jimmy Algérino certified that: “Benzema was not so satisfied to hear that”. It therefore seems difficult to envisage a return of the Ballon d’ gold 2022 before the end of this World Cup.
But the final decision on whether or not to return the striker will be up to coach Didier Deschamps. He will no doubt be questioned on this subject at the upcoming press conference on Tuesday.