I’m not interested’: Karim Benzema SNUBS Les Bleus suggest he has no intention of returning to France squad for World Cup final – despite rumors circulating Didier Deschamps could recall striker amid virus crisis
- Karim Benzema has dismissed any claims that he could return to action for France
- Les Bleus could win their third World Cup if they beat Argentina in Sunday’s final
- And there has been much speculation of Benzema returning now injury free
- But the French striker snubbed Didier Deschamps’ side on his Instagram
Karim Benzema has quashed any rumors that he could return to the French national side ahead of their crunch World Cup final against Argentina on Sunday.
Sportsmail reported yesterday that the Real Madrid striker was delighted with the way Didier Deschamps treated him, sending the 34-year-old home after he sustained a thigh injury during France’s first training session in Doha.
The French forward has now overcome the problem and many rumors have been circulating that he could be recalled to help Les Bleus become only the third team in history to win back-to-back World Cup titles.
Karim Benzema has admitted he has no interest in rejoining France for the World Cup final
But Benzema shot down the claims, posting a very unimpressed selfie on Instagram with a caption that read: ‘I’m not interested.’
France beat Morocco 2-0 on Wednesday evening to secure their second consecutive appearance in a World Cup final and now have the chance to claim their third World Cup title.
Rumors are circulating that Benzema could have made a heroic comeback from injury to help the virus-hit French team defeat Argentina.
Despite flying home from Qatar, the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner is still registered as a member of Les Bleus squad and has been given the green light by Real Madrid to return to Qatar.
Benzema traveled to Qatar, but soon after left with an injury that ruled him out of the World Cup
It has been reported that Didier Deschamps has told the striker to leave the French camp
Since sustaining the soft tissue injury, the centre-forward has made a quick recovery, with Real Madrid 1-1 friendly against Leganes Earlier this week, there was a possibility that he could rejoin his compatriots to play against Argentina.
But the relationship between him and Deschamps apparently worsened after the manager forced him to leave the camp.
The French coach saw the 2018 World Cup winner struggling with some discomfort in his thigh and said: ‘What a pity Karim that you have to leave.’
Emmanuel Macron also invited Benzema among other players to participate in the final
France will now face a tough opponent in Argentina, led by seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, but it is clear to see that Benzema will not take part in the game for now.
While France were hit with injuries during the tournament, things got worse for Les Bleus after a virus infiltrated their camp and struck down several key players with illness.
Meanwhile, in a strange chain of events, Benzema may also have attended the final not as a player, but as a guest of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Macron invited him along with Paul Pogba and other injured stars to watch the final from the terraces.
But it seems, considering his comments on Instagram, the Ballon d’Or winner may not want to accept the president’s invitation.