Karim Benzema Raises Controversy Via "Instagram"

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 28 December 2022
Karim Benzema Raises Controversy Via "Instagram"
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A while ago, Karim Benzema announced his international retirement and the end of his career with the France national team, since he reached the age of 35, but it seems that a hidden struggle is going on behind the scenes!

The best player in the world for 2022 missed the World Cup finals, which ended a few days ago in Qatar, due to a “thigh injury.”

Some believe that the issue of injury came as an opportunity for coach Didier Deschamps to exclude the player, as Karim Benzema would not be preferred by Didier as a player in his team, according to media reports. And there were reports of Karim Benzema's refusal to invite the French Football Federation to attend the final match of the World Cup, which France lost to Argentina on penalties.

Benzema sends strong messages via "Instagram"

In the wake of announcing his international retirement, Karim Benzema decided to send several hidden messages through the photo-sharing app. Where followers noticed that the Real Madrid star canceled his follow-up to all the French national team members, except certain names.

It seems that the injury would not have prevented Benzema from completing the rest of the tournament matches, but the decision came from the medical staff of the French national team that the player should leave the camp and start a recovery period with his club, Real Madrid.

Benzema kept his follow-up to his Real Madrid colleagues, Edward Camavinga and Aurelien Tchoameni only.

Tchoameni defended Karim Benzema in a press statement during the World Cup finals, where he said that the Real Madrid star "does not cause any negative atmosphere in the camp and that his presence adds a lot."

Benzema also continued to follow World Cup top scorer Kylian Mbappe, young striker Marcus Thuram, and veteran defender and former Real Madrid teammate, Raphael Varane.

It is noteworthy that Karim Benzema, 35, announced his retirement from international football, hours after France lost the World Cup final against Argentina, on Sunday, December 18, at Lusail Stadium.