It was earlier reported that France’s Karim Benzema may have recovered from injury quickly enough to make it back to the World Cup. However, RMC is now reporting that his return is very doubtful due to his fitness.
From the reporting, it is believed the Ballon d’Or winner will return to training this Thursday in Madrid. Benzema will still be restricted to limited training away from his team while he gets back to full fitness.
There is a slight chance the French striker could return to his national team due to Didier Deschamps decision to not replace him in the 26 man roster registered for the tournament.
There has been no comment from Deschamps on his intentions to bring back Benzema following the reports of his progress recovering from injury. However, with the news of his fitness and the final being less than three weeks away it is doubtful we will see the Ballon d’Or winner back in time for this World Cup.
GFFN | Tony DesRois