Karim Benzema will STILL get a medal if France win the World Cup

Karim Benzema may STILL get a medal if France win the World Cup: Karim Benzema of France poses during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session on November 17, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
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Karim Benzema could still get a medal if France win the World Cup – despite not featuring for a minute throughout the tournament.

The Real Madrid striker was called up to the squad and expected to be the focal point in attack, before pulling out on the eve of the tournament through injury. Olivier Giroud has stepped into the breach in his absence and has even broken Thierry Henry's all-time goalscoring record in Qatar. 

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.