Benzema fit to play for France against Bosnia

Clairefontaine: Striker Karim Benzema, who missed France’s 1-0 defeat by Belarus on Friday with an ankle injury, will be fit to face Bosnia in their next Euro 2012 qualifier on Tuesday in Sarajevo, coach Laurent Blanc said on Saturday.

“Karim participated in a full training session this morning and he will be available,” Blanc told a news conference at France’s base outside Paris.

Blanc, who replaced Raymond Domenech after the World Cup fiasco, faced a selection headache in attack after strikers Loic Remy and Louis Saha both picked up injuries against Belarus in France’s opening Group D match at Stade de France.

“We will now examine the state of the other injured players to see if we call up another striker,” the coach said.

Bureau Report

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