Benzema set for shock return for World Cup final against Argentina:

Benzema set for shock return for World Cup final against Argentina:

Did Karim Benzema play for France in the 2022 World Cup final? Deschamps asked about the role of Real Madrid striker

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Karim Benzema has reportedly recovered from a thigh injury and could rejoin the France squad before the World Cup final against Argentina on Sunday.

Karim Benzema could make a sensational return to the France squad in the FIFA 2022 World Cup final against Argentina, despite missing the rest of the tournament through injury.

Benzema, who was ruled out of the World Cup after picking up a thigh injury in training in Qatar on the eve of the tournament, flew back home to Madrid to begin work on his recovery when the tournament began.

“I’ve never given up in my life but tonight I have to think of the team, as I have always done,” he had written on Instagram at the time.

France striker Karim Benzema during a training session at the Jassim Bin Hamad stadium in Doha, Qatar. 

“So reason tells me to give my place to someone who can help our squad have a great World Cup,” he had added.

However, the Spanish outlet Marca reported on Thursday that the star forward has since returned on time and has been training without any fitness issues since last week.

Benzema could now make a shock return to the squad if Didier Deschamps needs to call upon his services because he was never replaced in the French team after leaving the squad.

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After Les Bleus beat Morocco 2-0 in the semis, France manager Didier Deschamps was asked by FOX Sports if Benzema was indeed back to the World Cup but the head coach preferred not to reply.

“I don’t want to answer that question,” Deschamps said following a long pause. “Next question. I do apologize.”

So far in his career, Benzema has netted 37 goals in 97 caps for France.

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