Karim Benzema to miss international break with injury

RMC Sport report that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has indicated in his press conference today that Karim Benzema would remain in Spain over the international break to nurse a calf issue.

The French striker will miss El Clásico tomorrow evening, and appears to be out for Les Bleus’ double header of friendlies against Ivory Coast and South Africa.

As a result, Didier Deschamps will need to find a replacement for the in-form striker in his 23-man squad. The Italian manager has stated that French left-back Ferland Mendy will also be out for the match against Barcelona.


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