France Striker, Karim Benzema have suffered an injury blow after tearing a muscle in his left thigh during training.
He came into the tournament after recovering from knee and hamstring injuries.
On his Instagram platform, Benzema wrote:
“In my life, I have never given up but tonight, I have to think about the team, as I have always 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.”
Recall Benzema was France’s top scorer at the 2014 World Cup but did not partake in France 2018 World Cup victory.