Benzema unfollowed all but five of his teammates on Instagram.

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Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema has unfollowed almost all. But five of his French team-mates on Instagram after announcing his retirement from playing for Real Madrid.

 The dramatic end of Karim Benzema’s journey with the national team has come at another turning point. After unfollowing almost all of his French teammates on Instagram. Benzema was sent home a day before the UFABET World Cup began. After suffering an injury. But there was speculation he could return for the final after playing in Real Madrid ‘s friendly.

Benzema unfollowed all but five of his teammates on Instagram.

         However, he reportedly turned down the chance to return to Qatar after falling out with manager Didier Deschamps. Using social media to confirm that. He made the decision to retire from the national team earlier this week. And now, according to Spanish newspaper Marca. Benzema has opted to unfollow all but five of his former international team-mates on social media: Eduardo Camavinga and Aure. Lian Thuameni, Kylian Mbappe, Raphael Varane and Markus Thuram.

         Camavinga and Thuameni were Benzema’s team-mates at Madrid. While Varane played alongside the striker at Los Blancos. He still follows former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been linked with the national team scrimp. As Deschamps weighed in on his future Benzema also followed Nousret Ghoche. Also known as ‘Saltbae made a bold move to join the world champions on the court Argentina.

         Ever since Benzema announced his retirement from playing for the national team Images showed the 35-year-old receiving a cold welcome from his former team-mates upon his return to the national team last year. Deschamps said during a meal together to welcome the defender. Real Madrid returned to the team. But fans noticed that Les Bleus captain Hugo Lloris had a very displeased look on his face. This led to speculation that not all French players would agree with his return.

         Benzema also turned down an offer from French President Emmanuel Macron to take him on his private jet to Qatar for the final on Sunday December 18, 2022, but before that. He wrote on Instagram “I don’t care” ahead of France’s final. This implied that he would decline the call-up. However, he did post a message wishing his teammates good luck for the final.

         Deschamps is planning to hold talks with the French Football Federation in the new year about his future. But Benzema opted not to wait and see how talks turned out and has once again announced his retirement from international football. Benzema ended his France career with 37 goals in 97 caps, but his journey with Atletico has not been smooth since making his debut 15 years ago.

  Benzema made his international debut against Austria in March 2007 and scored when he came on as a second-half substitute. He was selected for France’s squad for Euro 2008 , but was criticized for his performance in the group stage of the tournament due to their untimely elimination. despite playing regularly in qualifying rounds But Benzema was dropped from the France 2010 World Cup squad, although coach Raymond Domenech insisted it was due to his performances at the club rather than to his alleged involvement in the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad. sex scandal at that time

         Benzema was supposed to play at Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup, but his involvement in a blackmail sex tape involving fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena kept him out of the squad. He spent five years with the national team, including winning the 2018 World Cup.  He returned to the France squad at Euro 2020 last year, scoring four goals during the tournament and finishing as the top scorer. Third place After an impressive performance in the UEFA Nations League final, Benzema won her first title with the national team. After a brilliant year in which he won the Champions League and Ballon d’Or, Benzema was expected to be France’s attacking force at the World Cup until injury interfered.