Eduardo Camavinga missed France’s training on Sunday, ahead of the country’s opener against Australia on November 22, 2022, by 8:00 p.m.
Amid that, Camavinga talked extensively about the injury suffered by Karim Benzema that ruled him out of the World Cup.
The Real Madrid midfielder told the press that Benzema was angry about his early withdrawal from the squad and only got to announce it to his teammates through a text message.
Following the scan on his leg, Benzema withdrew from his national team. Manager Didier Deschamps told the press that they are not planning on replacing Benzema even though they have other options.
The Real Madrid striker left Qatar very early on Sunday
In the same vein, Camavinga is struggling with a light injury and showcased his frustration on the training pitch due to the injury. He was not seen at Les Bleus’ recent training.
It remains unclear whether Didier Deschamps will be willing to start him against Australia. Aurélien Tchouaméni will be in contention to start, and Adrien Rabiot also has the chance to play against Australia.
Antoine Griezmann and Youssouf Fofana have also been linked to starts in the match as France kicks off its title defense.
Who is Eduardo Camavinga
He was born on November 10, 2002, and is currently 20 years old. Camavinga is a professional footballer who plays for the France national team and Real Madrid.
His height is 1.82 m (6 ft, 0 in). He started his youth career in 2009 with Drapeau-Fougères. He joined Rennes B, where he scored four goals in 13 appearances.
In 2021, he announced he would be joining the Spanish giant Real Madrid. The French midfielder had scored two goals in 40 appearances for the club.
For his national team, France, Camavinga has 17 appearances and three goals. He is one of the players to replace N’Golo Kante in the midfield.
Eduardo Camavinga Injury
In terms of injuries, Camavinga knows how to bounce back well. In the 2019-20 season, he suffered a knee injury, was out for eight days, and missed one match.
The player rested for two days and missed a single match. The midfielder suffered a knock and was out for 22 days, missing four matches.
In 2021/22 season, Camavinga was out for 22 days but didn’t miss a single match.
France Injury Woes and How it May Affect Them In The World Cup
France will be without Karim Benzema, Christopher Nkunku, Paul Pogba, and N’Golo Kante throughout this tournament. Three of those players were part of the team that won the World Cup in 2018. Raphael Varane is a doubt for the country’s 2022 World Cup opener against Australia due to fitness issues.
The team’s current injury woes might affect their goal scoring statistics, and they may struggle to win. The team is going into the competition without world-class midfielders who can supply the attackers with some great passes.
The attack is going to suffer from a lack of ball in the midfield and may have to fall back into the middle to help the midfielders. But the team still has Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud to score goals up front.
For this tournament, the team should not be considered the favorite to win it thanks to the country’s Injury woes.
France vs Australia World Cup opener
Deschamps will probably play Mbappe with either Olivier Giroud or Antoine Griezmann in their opening match against Australia, using the same starting trio he used at Russia 2018.
Given that Thierry Henry (51) holds the record for most goals scored by Les Bleus, Giroud has extra incentive.
However, France will need to improve on recent results given that they have only won one of their last six UEFA Nations League games played between June and September (D2, L3).
Their first obstacle is a squad from Australia that barely made it to Qatar and had to defeat Peru in a play-off after a controversial penalty shootout in order to advance.
Where to Watch
TV channels in Spain: Telemundo On DSTV, check SuperSport 3. It will also been shown on FOX.
Due to the attacking riches of France, the team is likely to get its three points. Mbappe, Osumane Dembele and Giroud are top players capable of causing havoc to the Australian team.