France star striker Karim Benzema has retired from international football, the Real Madrid star tweeted that his journey with the national team “is ending”. Karim Benzema, who turned 35 on Monday, missed the World Cup through injury and he turned down the request to come and join the team after he recovered but he said he is not interested.
Karim Benzema Retires from International Football
France lost on penalties 4-2 to South American side Argentine in the final. So far, the Ballon d‘Or winner has made 97 caps for France and he has scored 37 goals and now it appears he has retired from international duty” according to him, he said: “I have written my story and made the mistakes to be where I am today and I am proud of it.”
The Real Madrid forward did not play for France for nearly six years after he was involved in a blackmail scandal involving former team-mate Mathieu Valbuena but returned to the squad for Euro 2020.
His fine form at the club level, including helping Real Madrid to a 14th Champions League title last season, was rewarded by winning his Ballon d”Or this year. The club tweeted in response to Benzema with a clapping emoji and a French flag, while the Fifa World Cup’s official account replied by saying “Merci, Benzema”.