After an emotional World Cup final, France's Karim Benzema has announced his resignation from the French national team. Read on to find out the reasons behind his decision and what this means for the future of French football.
One day after the lost World Cup final, Ballooned'Or winner Karim Benzema, who had missed out on the tournament in Qatar, described his resignation from the French national team. I took all the efforts and made errors that were needed to be where I am today, composed the striker on his 35th birthday on Instagram: I am proud of that. I wrote my story, and our ends now. Benzema posted an image of himself in the national jersey.
France had lost the competitive last against Argentina in penalty shooting on Sunday and narrowly missed out on the repetition of his triumph from 2018. The Real Madrid striker has played 97 worldwide matches (37 goals) for the Équipe Tricolore. In between 2015 and 2021, he had actually not been taken into account for the nationwide group due to believed involvement in attempted extortion.