Without playing, Karim Benzema will have been talked about during this World Cup.
While his withdrawal, due to a muscle tear, was announced shortly before the start of the competition, the case of the Real Madrid striker has been scrutinized throughout the World Cup.
Last episode, this astonishing message posted by the Lyonnais on his Instagram account: “I'm not interested.
What does the title Ballon d'Or refer to?
Two hypotheses come to mind.
KB9 would not be interested in attending the final in Qatar.
Another solution: he would give little importance to the inclusion in his record of a World Cup he did not play.
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Karim Benzema (@karimbenzema)
Since the start of the tournament, the name of Karim Benzema appears on the match sheets of Didier Deschamps, the coach not having replaced the injured in the group of summoned.
The Madrid player could therefore be credited with the final victory if the France team wins against Argentina this Sunday.
Benzema supported the Blues
The Élysée also tried to invite the striker to attend the final at the Lusail stadium, but according to our information Karim Benzema will not ultimately be part of the presidential delegation which will travel to Qatar.
Last Sunday, however, he showed his support for the Habs on Instagram.
"Come on guys, two more games we're almost there... behind you... Vamonos", he wrote on the social network after the victory against England.
Benzema has since returned to the pitch with Real Madrid, playing a friendly against Leganés on Thursday.
The possibility of keeping him in the group would have been completely contrary to the mode of operation of Deschamps.
Nevertheless, the native of Lyon therefore played again before the end of the World Cup.
After the announcement of his package, the striker went on vacation to Reunion.
He had sent a possible nod to the tricolor group by posting "974" on Twitter, postal code of Reunion but also name of the stadium in which France had faced Denmark (2-1).
While the Blues had failed in the round of 16 of the last Euro for the return of Benzema to the France team, rumors that the group lived better without the Ballon d'Or ran.
His departure from Qatar would have solidified the group.
Rumors swept regularly in recent days.
And it should be remembered that with him, the Blues won the League of Nations.