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Published: 11:39, November 23, 2022 | Updated: 11:41, November 23, 2022
France's Hernandez out of World Cup with knee injury
By Reuters
Published:11:39, November 23, 2022 Updated:11:41, November 23, 2022 By Reuters

France's defender #21 Lucas Hernandez reacts after he sustained an injury during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between France and Australia at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah, south of Doha on Nov 22, 2022. (CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)

AL WAKRAH, Qatar - Lucas Hernandez's World Cup campaign is over after the France defender sustained a knee injury in the defending champions' 4-1 win over Australia in Group D on Tuesday, the French football federation said.

France lead Group D with three points, two ahead of Tunisia and Denmark, who played out a goalless draw on Tuesday

The FFF confirmed to Reuters an earlier report from L'Equipe that said that Hernandez suffered a cruciate knee ligaments injury and that he was ruled out for the rest of the tournament.

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Hernandez limped off the pitch after staying on the grass for a couple of minutes holding his right knee after being beaten to the ball by Mathew Leckie, who delivered the cross for Craig Goodwin's opening goal for Australia.

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France lead Group D with three points, two ahead of Tunisia and Denmark, who played out a goalless draw on Tuesday.


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