Karim Benzema announce retirement from international team football

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Karim Benzema announces he’s RETIRING from France duty, as he admits to ‘making mistakes’ after being sent home from the World Cup in spat with Didier Deschamps before the French lost in final.

However, he did not to return to Qatar after falling out with Didier Deschamps.

Karim Benzema has announced his retirement from international football after missing France’s run to the World Cup final.

Benzema was sent home on the eve of the tournament after picking up an injury, but there was some speculation that he could have returned for the final after playing in a friendly for Real Madrid.

However, he reportedly rejected the opportunity to go back to Qatar after falling out with manager Didier Deschamps, and has now taken to social media to confirm that he has decided to call time on his international career.

‘I made the effort and the mistakes it took to be where I am today and I’m proud of it! I have written my story and ours is ending,’ Benzema wrote on Instagram on Monday afternoon.

Benzema’s shock announcement comes less than 24 hours after France’s defeat against Argentina, as Deschamps’s side were denied in their quest to win back-to-back World Cups.

Benzema rejected an offer from French president Emmanuel Macron to take his personal private jet to Qatar for Sunday’s final.

That followed his ‘I’m not interested’ message ahead of the final as he strongly hinted he would snub any call-up. 

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