It is news that Karim Benzema rejected the offer of President Emmanuel Macron .
France will face Argentina in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar held at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th.
Ahead of the game, news broke that Benzema would return to the national team. Many fans were interested in this news because it was Benzema, who was called up to the national team but dropped from the national team due to a thigh injury right before the World Cup. However, director Didier Deschamps refused to answer the question, and Benzema also dismissed the rumors by posting on his social media, “I am not interested.”
Instead, an offer was made to go to Qatar by another means. That’s when French President Macron suggested that Benzema, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante go to the final. President Macron proposed to share France’s historic moment with Benzema, who won the Ballon d’Or last year, as well as Pogba and Kante, who were the main players in winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia but could not participate in this World Cup due to injury.
President Macron had the idea to support dedicated prayer. But Benzema rejected even the president’s offer. France’s ‘RMC Sport’ said, “Benzema was offered to board a private plane to go to the World Cup finals in Qatar, but he declined the offer.”
Instead, Christopher Nkunku and Presnel Kimpembe, who, like Pogba, Kante, and Benzema, who suffered from injuries right before the World Cup, will head to Qatar with President Macron. ‘RMC Sport’ added, “In addition to Nkunku, Pogba, Kante and Kimpembe will support France as they seek their third title.” 토토사이트
One of the reasons Benzema is not going to Qatar is considered to be a feud with manager Deschamps. France’s ‘L’Equipe’ explained that after Benzema returned to France from Qatar due to injury, his relationship with coach Deschamps, which was not originally good, worsened. Benzema wanted to remain in the national team and receive treatment, but the media explained that he could not.
‘L’Equipe’ also said that Benzema expressed doubts about the fact that Deschamps had not selected a replacement for him. In addition, due to the appearance of coach Deschamps who avoided questions about Benzema at the press conference, and Benzema’s reaction to his colleagues saying he would not go to the final, rumors of discord between the two are growing.