Star striker Karim Benzema out of World Cup with thigh tear


              Real Madrid's Karim Benzema holds the 2022 Ballon d'Or trophy prior to the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Karim Benzema, left, of France's national soccer team laughs with his teammate Antoine Griezmann, right, upon their team arrival at Hamad International airport in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 ahead of the upcoming World Cup. France will play their first match in the World Cup against Australia on Nov. 22. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Star striker Karim Benzema out of World Cup with thigh tear