Real Madrid WILL let Karim Benzema travel to World Cup final if France qualify with Ballon d’Or winner available to play

REAL MADRID will let Karim Benzema travel back to Qatar for the World Cup final should France get past Morocco, with the Ballon d’Or winner available to play.

Benzema, 34, was sidelined days before France’s World Cup group opener against Australia.

GettyBenzema is back in full Real training and could return to play for France in the final[/caption]

The Real ace returned to the Spanish capital, where he did some recovery sessions before jetting off on vacation.

He returned to Real training last Saturday and is participating normally.

And according to Mundo Deportivo, Benzema could return to Qatar for Sunday’s World Cup final to help France defend their world crown should they get past Morocco on Wednesday night.

Real have given the player authorisation to travel should France make the final and he will be entitled to a winners or runners-up medal depending on the outcome of a potential meeting with Argentina.

Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps decided against replacing Benzema at the time of the current Ballon d’Or holder’s injury.

Olivier Giroud has expertly led the line for France in Benzema’s absence and became the country’s all-time record goal scorer, replacing Thierry Henry.

The ex-Arsenal and Chelsea striker also scored the winner in the tense quarter-final meeting with England.

Giroud has four World Cup goals in this year’s edition of the tournament and is in the hunt to win the Golden Boot.

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He is, however, trailing team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who has five goals.

Argentina captain Lionel Messi also has five strikes, while also topping the assists chart.

Messi is the top scorer alongside Mbappe

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