Football: France striker Benzema doubtful for Armenia friendly

French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal during a friendly football match against Portugal on Oct 11, 2014 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. Benzema is doubtful for France's away friendly against Armenia on Tu
French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring a goal during a friendly football match against Portugal on Oct 11, 2014 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. Benzema is doubtful for France's away friendly against Armenia on Tuesday because of a minor foot injury, coach Didier Deschamps said. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Karim Benzema is doubtful for France's away friendly against Armenia on Tuesday because of a minor foot injury, coach Didier Deschamps said.

"Nothing too bad, he will not train today," Deschamps told a news conference on Monday.

Deschamps added that in-form striker Andre-Pierre Gignac should have more game time. "It is a given that Andre-Pierre Gignac will play more than against Portugal," he said.

Gignac replaced Benzema in the 90th minute in Les Bleus' 2-1 win over Portugal on Saturday at the Stade de France.

As Euro 2016 hosts, France qualified automatically for the tournament and will play only friendlies until the finals.