‘Wounded Soul’ Karim Benzema (35, Real Madrid) suddenly announced his retirement from the French national team.
On the 19th (hereafter Korean time), he said on his social media, “Efforts and mistakes are mixed, but that is what I am today and I am proud of it.” “I wrote my story, and our story ended here.” .
Benzema withdrew from the French national team ahead of the opening of the World Cup in Qatar on the 19th of last month due to a quadriceps injury in his left thigh. The French Football Association officially announced the next day that ‘Benzema has withdrawn from the World Cup’. Benzema said he needed three weeks to recover.
French coach Didier Deschamps used Olivier Giroud as a one-stop without selecting a replacement. Benzema recovered faster than expected and participated in regular training with Real Madrid from last weekend.
Defending champion France reached the final, and Benzema’s re-election was possible. But Deschamps rejected it. He avoided answering at the press conference and got angry at the continued questions.
Benzema was due to fly to Qatar to watch France play in the final. However, when the air flow was strange, he gave up going to Qatar even at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.
In the final against Argentina, France unfortunately knelt after a bloody battle that went to a penalty shootout. Failed to win the World Cup 2 times in a row.
France won the World Cup for the first time in 20 years without Benzema, who was involved in a scandal in Russia four years ago. Benzema did not have a kite this World Cup either. In the end, it ended with his national team retirement. 토토사이트
Benzema made his A-match debut in 2007. However, he said goodbye with the Century Club (played in more than 100 games) just around the corner. He scored 37 goals in 97 appearances in his A match.