Didier Deschamps, Technical Director for the French national teamOn the nature of the injury suffered by the Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, during his participation in France’s victory over his Bulgarian counterpart, with three goals for free, in the confrontation that took place between them on Tuesday evening, at the Stade de France, at the end of preparations. The roosters will compete in the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”, which will start on June 11th.
France coach Didier Deschamps had to make an emergency substitution after Karim Benzema was injured, and he failed to complete the match, so that Olivier Giroud participated in his place in the 39th minute of the match.
Deschamps said in his statements after the match, published by the Italian network, “Toto Mercato”: “Benzema received a strong blow to the muscle just above the knee. He stopped and felt that it was stiff, which is why we preferred not to risk him and he was replaced immediately.”
The France team played against Bulgaria with the following formation: Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris / Defense line: Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez / Midfield: Tolisso, Kante, Pogba / Forward line: Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappe.
The French national team plays in Euro 2020, in the sixth group competitions, which is called the group of death, due to the presence of the teams of Germany and Portugal, the holders of the last edition, alongside the Hungary team..
The French team will start its campaign in the upcoming European Nations, by facing its German counterpart on June 15, then playing with Hungary on the 19th, and finally facing the Portuguese team on the 23rd of the same month..
France defeated Wales 3-0 in a friendly match that brought the two sides together on June 2nd.