Benzema retires from international Football, 24 hours after World Cup final
In a message posted on Instagram, and the day after the defeat of the French team in the final against Argentina (3-3, 4-2 penalties), Karim Benzema hinted that he was retiring from international football. “I wrote my story and ours ends,” posted the Real Madrid striker. All accompanied by a photo with the jersey of the Blues.
Does Karim Benzema say goodbye to the France team? It’s likely, even highly likely. This Monday, the day after the lost final of the Blues against Argentina (3-3, 4-2 t.a.b) at the World Cup, the Real Madrid striker published a message on social networks which suggests an international retirement . “I made the mistakes and have earned my spot here, and I’m proud of it!” wrote the Ballon d’Or 2022, whose 35th birthday is on Monday, along with a picture of himself in the France jersey.If that’s not goodbye, let’s just say it’s a lot like it.
Summoned to compete in the World Cup in Qatar, “KB9”, hit in the quadriceps of the left thigh, had been forced to forfeit a few days before the start of the competition. After ten days of vacation in Reunion, he returned to the Valdebebas training center on December 10th. “We are going to get him back on his feet,” his coach Carlo Ancelotti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
If the end point of his history with the Blues had really just registered, Benzema would therefore stop with 97 matches played, including 73 starts and 37 goals. On his list, the 2021 Nations League and, during his youth career, the European U17 Championship in 2004. That’s it, is it over?