Karim Benzema will join France team., a striker for France, reportedly has no plans to travel to Qatar to watch his team compete against Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup championships. On December 15, Les Bleus defeated Morocco 2-0 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game for the second time in a row. They want to successfully defend their throne for the first time in 60 years. On the night of the tournament’s opening match, Benzema’s participation for France was ruled out due to an injury he sustained during training. He then went back to Madrid to start his rehabilitation.
There was talk that the Real Madrid star may fly back to Qatar to witness his team play in the championship match after France reached the final. He no longer plans to travel, though he could still win a medal, according to the Spanish sports website Relevo. Given that Benzema will be 38 by the time the 2026 FIFA World Cup takes place, this may have been his final opportunity to participate in the competition. His lone outing in the France-only competition took place in Brazil in 2014, where he scored three times.
Didier Deschamps reinstated Karim Benzema into the team last year after a six-year absence from international football. With four goals in Euro 2020, he was a standout performer. With Real Madrid, in which he won La Liga and the UEFA Champions League, he enjoyed a productive calendar year. Along with the 2022 Ballon d’Or, he also took home both tournaments’ Golden Boot. In Qatar, Benzema was ready to play a crucial part for France. But he lost the chance due to a torn muscle.
Once more, France has advanced to the FIFA World Cup finals. This Sunday at the Lusail Stadium, history could be made as they attempt to be the first team to win back-to-back competition trophies since Brazil in 1962. High-flying Argentina, who are vying for their third championship in the competition and their first since 1986, stands in their way. Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, is in incredible form right now. He has already scored five goals and given three assists. As he prepares to play in his final World Cup, the defending Copa America champions want to give him a spectacular send-off.
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