Abidal, Benzema to miss France games
France will be without Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Barcelona defender Eric Abidal for Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier at home to Albania and next Tuesday's game with Bosnia
Benzema has been ruled out because of an abductor muscle problem, while Abidal damaged a hamstring in his right leg in his team's win over Sporting Gijon and will be out of action for up to 10 days.
"The nature of the injury means we couldn't have him for the two matches. He must return to Real Madrid tonight," France coach Laurent Blanc said of Benzema's injury, and also said he did not know if he would call up a replacement.
France lead Group D by a point from Bosnia with just the two home qualifiers left.