Despite missing the rest of the tournament due to injury, Karim Benzema may play for France in the FIFA World Cup 2022 final against Argentina.
France and Real Madrid star was ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a thigh injury during pre-tournament training in Qatar. After his injury, Benzema was forced to return to Madrid, where he began working on his recovery, and his chances of competing in the tournament appeared to be over.
Benzema’s tear was given a three-week recovery period, and he left Doha and joined the ranks of injured players such as Paul Pogba, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, N’Golo Kante, and Christopher Nkunku.
However, on the eve of France’s first match against Australia, manager Didier Deschamps chose not to replace Benzema. Instead of 26, he worked with 25 players in Qatar and led Les Bleus to the final after an emphatic 2-0 victory over the ferocious African side Morocco.
Will Karim Benzema feature in the FIFA World Cup 2022 final?
So now the real question arises will Benzema play in the final against Argentina or not? Real Madrid reportedly granted Benzema permission, but the decision is in Didier Deschamps’ hands. However, when asked by reporters about the possibility after Morocco’s victory, France’s manager did not respond. Benzema has 37 goals in 97 appearances for France and was the top scorer for Les Bleus at the 2014 World Cup.
This is not the first time Benzema missed a World Cup event, he also missed out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup as he was opted out of the team because of his involvement in a scandal.
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