Karim Benzema leaves the France team

The current "Golden Ball" Karim Benzema has announced his retirement from the France national team

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Amid the disappointment generated by Sunday's defeat in the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where the Argentine team beat the national team of France, striker Karim Benzema announced on the occasion of his 35th anniversary the "end" of his career in the French national team. in the message posted on Twitter.

"I made efforts and mistakes to be where I am today and I am proud of it!" I wrote my story and ours is about to end."

The Ballon d'Or player could not play the World Cup in Qatar due to an injury in the quadriceps of the left thigh. Benzema finished the stage with France with 97 games and 37 goals scored

Although the Real Madrid striker was not part of this new presentation of the 'Galies' in the World Cup, waited until the end of the orbital appointment to Make an announcement that did not help overcome the sadness generated on 18 December.

The injury was another chapter in his tumultuous history with the national team. To Despite France's 97 appearances (37 goals scored), the former Lyonnais He never managed to shine blue. He has only won one major title with France, the 2021 UEFA Nations League, and was sidelined from 2015 to 2021 due to his participation in the 'sextape affair'.

As such, he was convicted at first instance by the Criminal Court of Versailles to one year of suspended imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros for Complicity in attempted blackmail for events that occurred in 2015. There should have been He was tried for a second time in June. 30 and 1 July by the Court of Appeal of Versailles, but eventually withdrew.

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