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BENZEMA INJURY UPDATE AHEAD OF EURO 2020 OPENER

Posted on June 10, 2021

Giroud on fire in France rout Is almost an embarrassment of riches available to Didier Deschamps’ French side not only in the striking department but throughout the entire squad.

However, the forward line in particular is utterly spectacular. The striking options alone include the likes of Real Madrid Karim Benzema, PSG Kylian Mbappe, Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann and Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder.

Not to mention Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud. The former Arsenal man came on and scored twice for France as they beat Bulgaria 3-0 in their final preparation match ahead of the tournament.

Griezmann’s overhead kick opened the scoring before two late Giroud classic finishes saw the scoreline equal the dominance.

Whether Olivier Giroud starts many matches will be down to Deschamps’ use of Benzema. However, an injury could open the door for his former favourite.

Benzema injury update The victory was marred by an injury to Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. He went down in the first half and needed to go off.

Didier Deschamps brought in the 33 year-olds provide additional firepower after a significant time away from the international scene.

It will be a huge blow for Benzema to miss the tournament. However, positive news has come through that despite not taking part in training, the affliction is not serious.

RMC Sport’s Mohamed Bouhafsi revealed that he would return to light training in 2-3 days.

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