Their absence this Sunday at the Lusail stadium in Qatar has caused ink and saliva to flow, against a backdrop of strained relations with the France team and (especially) Didier Deschamps.
But let it be said: Zinédine Zidane and Karim Benzema are fully behind Hugo Lloris and his teammates against Argentina.
"Playing in a World Cup final is a childhood dream," said Zizou, titled in 1998, on his Instagram account.
Let's get that third star!
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On the same social network, and with the same photo illustration, Karim Benzema also expressed himself, with a few emojis to decorate the whole thing: “It's time… All together.
Vamonos [Let's go in Spanish].
Come on blues, ”launched the center forward of Real Madrid, package before the start of the competition, but who will be world champion in the event of victory against the Albiceleste of Lionel Messi.
The official France team account responded with “flame” emojis.
What if that was the sacred union?
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