Injured Benzema out of France Euro qualifiers
France coach Laurent Blanc says the team will be without injured striker Karim Benzema for its last two European Championship qualifiers against Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina this month.
Blanc says he'd hoped France's top scorer would be over the abductor muscle problem he picked up in a match last week before the Bosnia-Herzegovina match ''but the nature of the injury is such that we can't get him back.''
Top of Group D, France has a one-point lead over Bosnia. It will host Albania on Oct. 7 and Bosnia on Oct. 11.
France needs four points from the matches to win the group and qualify for Euro 2012.