AL WAQRA (Qatar) – French defender Lucas Hernandez tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the defending champions’ 4-1 win over Australia on Tuesday, ending his World Cup campaign in Europe.
French Federation (FFF) He confirmed the news After clinical trials in Qatar.
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Hernandez, who plays for Bayern Munich, took one of his knees after it hit the ball and left the field after being on the grass for a few minutes. Matthew Leckie is the one who gave Craig Goodwin’s cross the first goal for Australia.
He was replaced by his brother, Theo Hernandez.
“He had to do some tests, but they look very serious. It was the big downside tonight,” coach Didier Deschamps said after the match.
France had already seen several key players kicked out of the World Cup before defending their title in Russia four years ago.
Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, after his team-mate, will miss the match after injuring his knee in training on Saturday. Christophe Nongo, Guardian Presnell Kimpembe, and long-term absentees Paul Pogba and N’Golo Conte.
France tops Group D with three points, two ahead of Tunisia and Denmark, who drew 0-0 on Tuesday.
Information from Reuters is used in this report.
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