Karim Benzema has announced his retirement from France duty, admitting to’mistakes’ after being sent
home from the World Cup in a spat with Didier Deschamps prior to the French losing in the final.
Karim Mostafa Benzema, born December 19, 1987, is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Real Madrid and captains the club. Benzema, a creative and prolific forward, is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time. He is Real Madrid’s second highest goal scorer and top assist provider all-time. With Real Madrid, Benzema has won 23 trophies, including four La Liga,
two Copa del Rey, and five UEFA Champions League titles.
After missing France’s run to the World Cup final, Karim Benzema has announced his retirement from international football.
Benzema was sent home on the eve of the tournament after picking up an injury, but there was some speculation that he could have returned for the final after playing in a friendly for Real Madrid.
He reportedly turned down the opportunity to return to Qatar after falling out with manager Didier Deschamps, and has now taken to social media to confirm his decision to retire from international football.
However, he reportedly rejected the opportunity to go back to Qatar after falling out with manager Didier Deschamps, and has now taken to social media to confirm that he has decided to call time on his international career.