Real Madrid player and French national team player Karim Benzema will be the first Golden Ball winner since 1978, who will not play in the World Cup.
Namely, after the Real Madrid player was diagnosed with a severe quadriceps injury yesterday, it became clear that Benzema will not be able to help the “tricolors” in defending the world title.
Unfortunately, this is how the good practice of the world’s best players performing at the World Cup, which has been going on since 1978, was interrupted!
Namely, the best player in the world at the time, Alan Simonsen, missed the championship in Argentina because Denmark did not even qualify, but from then until Benzema, such a case did not happen again.
The World Cup in Qatar officially started today, and France is in Group D with Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia.