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Injured Karim Benzema out of Denmark friendly

Nice, France: Karim Benzema may have been the two-goal hero in Thursday's 4-0 win over Armenia but the striker will miss Sunday's friendly in Denmark due to a hamstring injury, the French federation said on Friday.

The Real Madrid forward scored his first goals for his country in a year as the Euro 2016 hosts romped to a friendly success in Nice.

Injured Karim Benzema out of Denmark friendlyKarim Benzema. Pic/AFP

France coach Didier Deschamps insisted the injury was not 'serious' but that Benzema, 27, would be returning to his club on Friday afternoon.

"He felt a little tightness in the hamstring," said Deschamps.

Benzema is likely to be replaced by Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud in Copenhagen, although Manchester United's Anthony Martial or Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon could also step into the breach.

No indication was given as to how long Benzema faces on the sidelines.

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