Karim Benzema SNUBS France hints he is ‘not interested’ in returning to World Cup finals
‘I’m not interested’: Karim Benzema SNUBS Les Bleus hints he has no intention of returning to the France squad for the World Cup final – despite rumors Didier Deschamps could recall the forward amid virus crisis
- Karim Benzema has dismissed all claims that he could return for France
- Les Bleus could win their third World Cup if they beat Argentina in Sunday’s final
- And there has been much speculation that Benzema is now making an injury-free return
- But the France forward snubbed Didier Deschamps’ page on his Instagram
Karim Benzema has quashed all rumors of a return to France ahead of Sunday’s crucial World Cup final against Argentina.
Sportsmail reported yesterday that the Real Madrid forward was upset at how Didier Deschamps treated him and sent the 34-year-old home after suffering an injury before the start of the tournament.
The French forward has overcome this problem and many rumors have been circulating that he could be called back into the squad to help France defeat Lionel Messi’s side and become only the third team in history to win consecutive world titles .
Karim Benzema has admitted he has no interest in returning to France for the World Cup final
But Benzema has dismissed those claims, posting a photo of him to Instagram looking rather unimpressed, with a caption that reads: “I’m not interested.”
France defeated Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday night to secure their second straight World Cup final appearance. Now it has a chance to become one of only three teams in a row to become world champions, along with Brazil and Italy.
Rumors circulated that Benzema could have made a heroic comeback from injury to help the virus-hit France team defeat Argentina.
Benzema is still registered as a member of the Les Bleus squad and had been given the green light by Real Madrid to return to Qatar.
Benzema traveled to Qatar but left shortly thereafter with an injury that ruled him out of the World Cup
It is reported that Didier Deschamps had told the striker to leave the French camp
The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner was devastatedly ruled out of the tournament with a hamstring injury sustained during France’s first training session in Qatar, but he has since recovered quickly and has joined Real Madrid 1-1 draw with Leganes.
However, tensions between him and Deschamps seem to have increased and Deschamps apparently forced him to leave camp.
Deschamps had reportedly seen the 2018 world champion struggle with a thigh problem and said: “It’s a shame Karim you have to go.”
Emmanuel Macron invited Benzema to the final along with other players
France will face a difficult opponent in Argentina, led by seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, but it’s clear Benzema won’t be in the game after his previous bad blood with Deschamps.
While injuries have plagued France at this tournament, things have taken a turn for the worse for Les Bleus as a virus invaded their camp and several key players were struck by the disease.
Benzema’s absence is all the more remarkable, but in a bizarre chain of events, Benzema could not have attended the final as a player but as a guest of French President Emmanuel Macron.
In fact, Macron had invited him along with Paul Pogba and other injured stars to watch the final from the stands.
However, given his reaction, it seems that Benzema might not want to accept the president’s invitation.
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