Karim Benzema was invited to the Stade de France on March 24 to be honored with other recent retirees from the France team. He declined the invitation.
While the soap opera opposing him to Didier Deschamps concerning his departure (on injury) from the France group just before the 2022 World Cup continues, Karim Benzema has decided to skip a tribute ceremony to recent tricolor retirees. On the sidelines of the qualifying meeting for Euro 2024 scheduled for March 24 at the Stade de France, the French Football Federation has decided to honor its now glorious elders. But it will be without KB(1)9.
According to information from RMC, the Ballon d’Or 2022 will not be in the game. Several probable reasons for this new package, with necessarily the strained relations between him and Didier Deschamps. Perhaps also the fear of being whistled by part of the public. To save himself this possible inconvenience, Karim Benzema therefore prefers to stay in Madrid.
Matuidi also honored
During the ceremony, however, the former captain of the Blues, Hugo Lloris, but also Raphaël Varane, Steve Mandanda and Blaise Matuidi will be present. After that, the qualifying match for Euro 2024 scheduled against the Netherlands can begin. During this match, a new captain will also be inducted. It could be Kylian Mbappé or Antoine Griezmann.