The Real Madrid striker who missed the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to injury closed his cycle at Les Blues one day after the consecration of the Argentine National Team against the French team.
after not being able to say present at the Qatar 2022 World Cup due to injury, striker Karim Benzema announced through his social networks his retirement from the French National Team one day after the French defeat against the Argentine National Team in the final of the FIFA World Cup and on his birthday.
J’ai fait les efforts et les erreurs qu’il fallait pour être là où je suis aujourd’hui et j’en suis fier !
J’ai écrit mon histoire et la nôtre prend fin. #Nueve pic.twitter.com/7LYEzbpHEs
— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) December 19, 2022
The Real Madrid attacker suffered from a hamstring tear and for this reason could not participate in the World Cup for the team led by Didier Deschamps . The day after the consecration of the Albiceleste over Les Blues in the Qatar 2022 final , the last Ballon d’Or winner announced his retirement from the French National Team through his social networks : “I made the effort and the mistakes necessary to be where I am today and I’m proud of it! I’ve written my story and ours is over . ”
Benzema played 97 games with France, in which he scored 37 goals, 20 assists, played three Euro Cups (2008, 2012, 2020), one World Cup (2014) and won one title: UEFA Nations League 2021 . The man who emerged from Olympique de Lyon spent six years without playing in the French National Team , between 2015 and 2020, because in November 2015 he was taken into police custody after being accused of participating in a crime of ‘attempted complicity’ of blackmail’ and ‘participation in a criminal gang’ against his, at that time, teammate Mathieu Valbuena and for this reason the president of the Federation, Noël Le Graet , decided to separate him.