Karim Benzema appears to retire from international duty aged 35 after missing out on France’s World Cup with injury

KARIM BENZEMA has appeared to announce his retirement from international football.

The Real Madrid legend made the cryptic reveal a day after France’s World Cup final loss to Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

Benzema, 35, tweeted: “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 was name in Didier Deschamps’ 26-man squad that looked to defend the World Cup in Qatar.

But a thigh injury ruled him out, although Deschamps never replaced the forward.

It led to rumours that Benzema was set to make a shock return to the French side in time for the final after returning to Real Madrid training.

But Benzema appeared to brutally rule himself out as he posted on Instagram: “I don’t care.”


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