Benzema on track to return for Germany opener

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2021 by

Could be at Deschamps' disposal after Bulgaria knock

Benzema on track to return for Germany opener
Benzema was subbed off due to injury against Bulgaria.AP

Karim Benzema has not suffered a serious injury in France's game against Bulgaria on Tuesday and he is expected to be available for his team's 2020 European Championship opener against Germany on June 14.

The Real Madrid striker picked up a knock in Les Blues' 3-0 friendly victory over Bulgaria, in his national team's last game before the major tournament.

However, as MARCA has reported, Benzema's recovery is expected to be speedy and the doctors' idea is to follow a conservative treatment for a couple of days before returning to training, as the area he was injured is less sore.

This doesn't mean that Benzema will start against Germany, as Didier Deschamps may not risk a possible setback ahead of a tight schedule and give him a rest in the opener.

France have several quality alternatives to cover for Benzema in attack, including Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Wissam Ben Yedder, Kingsley Coman and Marcus Thuram.



[PICTURE SPECIAL] Liverpool 4-3 Fulham

Monday December 04 2023

[PICTURE SPECIAL] Chelsea 3-2 Brighton

Monday December 04 2023

[PICTURE SPECIAL] Arsenal 2-1 Wolves

Sunday December 03 2023

Attention: Third parties may advertise their products and/or services on our website.7M does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of their contents.
Your dealings with such third parties are solely between you and such third parties and we shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you.