15:05  ,  July 23, 2021

Benzema tests positive for coronavirus

Reigning World Cup champions France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has tested positive for COVID-19, the club's press service reported.

Since he had played in Euro 2020, the 33-year-old footballer had been given additional time for rest.

He took a coronavirus test in Lyon, France, and it came back positive.

Benzema will return to Madrid only after recovering.

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