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BREAKING: France Forward Karim Benzema Announces International Retirement

Karim Benzema has announced his retirement from international football. The Real Madrid star hung his boots on his 35th birthday.

The France forward sat out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup following a thigh injury days before the tournament kicked off. Didier Deschamps, along with the team's doctor, Franck Le Gall, reportedly decided not to keep the forward with the squad and asked him to return to the country.

Announcing his decision on his social media handles, Benzema posted:

"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 made his France debut in March 2007 and played 97 times, while scoring 37 goals.

Karim Benzema has reportedly fallen out with France coach Didier Deschamps after the forward was asked to leave the FIFA World Cup camp. The forward reportedly wanted to stay with the squad after they decided not to bring in a replacement.

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