I’m not interested’: Karim Benzema SNUBS Les Bleus suggesting he has no intention of returning to the France squad for the World Cup final – despite rumors circulating that Didier Deschamps could recall striker, amid virus crisis
- Karim Benzema has dismissed any claims he could return to action for France
- The Blues could win their third World Cup if they beat Argentina in the final on Sunday
- And there’s been a lot of speculation that Benzema will now return injury-free.
- But the French striker snubbed Didier Deschamps’ team on his Instagram
Karim Benzema has extinguished any rumors that he could return to the French national team ahead of their World Cup final game against Argentina on Sunday.
Sportsmail reported yesterday that the real Madrid The striker had grown furious with the way Didier Deschamps had treated him, sending the 34-year-old home after sustaining a thigh injury during France’s first training session in Doha.
The French striker has now overcome this problem and there have been many rumors that he could be recalled to help the Blues become the third team in history to win back-to-back World Cup titles.
Karim Benzema has admitted he has no interest in joining France for the World Cup final
But Benzema dismissed those claims by posting a very unimpressed selfie on Instagram with a caption that read: ‘I’m not interested’.
France beat Morocco 2-0 Wednesday night to secure their second consecutive appearance in a World Cup final and now have the chance to claim their third World Cup title.
Rumors swirled that Benzema could have made a heroic comeback from an injury to help the virus-stricken France team defeat Argentina.
Despite returning from Qatar, the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner is still listed as part of the Blues squad and has been given the green light by Real Madrid to return to Qatar.
Benzema traveled to Qatar but left soon after with an injury that ruled him out of the World Cup
It is reported that Didier Deschamps told the striker to leave the French side
Since sustaining a soft tissue injury, the centre-forward has recovered quickly, especially in the Real Madrid squad. 1-1 friendly against Leganes earlier this week, and there was a possibility that he could join his compatriots to play against Argentina.
But the relationship between him and Deschamps seems to have deteriorated, after the manager strength leave the field.
The French coach had seen the 2018 World Cup winner suffer from thigh discomfort and said: “Too bad Karim you have to leave.”
Emmanuel Macron had also invited Benzema among other players to attend the final
France will now face a tough opponent in Argentina, led by seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, but it’s obvious that Benzema won’t feature in the game again.
While France were dogged by injuries during the tournament, things took a turn for the worse for the Blues, after a virus infiltrated their camp and struck several sick key players.
Meanwhile, in a strange chain of events, Benzema could also have attended the final not as a player, but as a guest of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Macron had invited him with Paul Pogba and other injured stars to watch the final from the terraces.
But it seems, given his comments on Instagram, that the Ballon d’Or winner might not want to accept the president’s invitation.