Karim Benzema will not face Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final. The French forward has even recovered from the injury, but French coach Didier Deschamps has ruled out the Real Madrid striker’s presence in the decisive fixture of the current competition in Qatar.
“If I don’t answer, they’ll say I’m angry. I have players who have already been injured. Karim is one of them. The last to be injured was Lucas Hernández. Since then I have 24 players to manage », he began at the press conference which previewed the match against the South Americans.
On Friday, the striker posted a photo with the caption “I don’t even care” and later posted another photo on social media of the moment he received the Ballon d’Or, alongside Zinedine Zidane, who was advertised as the his future successor de Deschamps us the blues and that, according to the international press, he refused the invitation of the French Federation to be present in Qatar.
“This is the group. It’s not me who deals with invitations to players, ex or injured. I don’t know who will be there. We had a group at first and have since lost three players [Nkunku, Karim e Lucas Hernández]🇧🇷 They were part of the beginning of this adventure, but tomorrow they will be 24 “, highlighted the coach.
Benzema, it should be noted, was injured before France’s first match at the World Cup. The striker, who has a troubled past in the national team, has left several messages on social media.
Argentina and France face off this Sunday in the 2022 World Cup Final, at 15:00.