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Karim Benzema reacts to being ruled out of World Cup for France through injury

Karim Benzema has reacted to the news that he will miss the entirety of France's World Cup campaign with a thigh injury.

Late on Saturday night Ballon d'Or winner Benzema withdrew from theFrench squad for the World Cup. The striker was participating in his first session in Qatar and sustained a thigh injury before scans revealed the extent of the damage. He has now reacted to the news that he will not be able to represent his nation at the tournament.

In a tweet Benzema said: "In my life I have never given up, but tonight I have to think about the team as I always have done, so reason tells me to leave my place to someone who can help our group make a good World Cup. Thank you all for your messages of support!"

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