Real Madrid & France forward Karim Benzema is to undergo medical tests after leaving training injured on Saturday ahead of the defending champions’ World Cup opener against Australia.
The 34-year-old’s return to full training was curtailed by the injury with tests later Saturday due to determine its nature and seriousness.
Under FIFA rules Deschamps can call up a replacement for an injured player until Monday, on the eve of their first game against Australia.
Doubts over Benzema’s fitness are a major headache for Deschamps, already deprived of the services of midfielders Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, number two goalkeeper Mike Maignan, defender Presnel Kimpembe and forward Christopher Nkunku.
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