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France's Lucas Hernandez to Miss the Rest of FIFA World Cup 2022


France's Lucas Hernandez, a defender, will not be able to go forward in the World Cup.

After suffering a knee injury in France's first match of the World Cup against Australia on Tuesday, defender Lucas Hernandez will be out for the remainder of the tournament for the defending champions, France.

After suffering a knee injury in France's opening encounter against Australia on Tuesday, a source close to Les Bleus told AFP that France defender Lucas Hernandez would not be available for the remainder of the team's World Cup campaign. France is the current World Cup defending champion. The Bayern Munich defender left the game with a limp during the defending champions' 4-1 victory over the Australians. His absence comes at a difficult time for head coach Didier Deschamps, who was already dealing with the withdrawal of a number of key players from the tournament in Qatar. After suffering an injury to his left thigh in training on Saturday, the 2018 champions were forced to part ways with star striker Karim Benzema. Benzema was the winner of the Ballon d'Or.

Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, and Presnel Kimpembe are among the players that are not present.

Hugo Lloris, the captain of France's national team, stated that "honestly, it's starting to become a significant concern."

After the game, the goalie for Tottenham Hotspur remarked, "We knew straight away that it was a major injury."

"This is the most recent setback, but we must keep pushing on nevertheless. This will make us more capable in the long run."