Deschamps controls the fate of Benzema and Zidane with the France national team
After France lost the 2022 World Cup championship to Argentina, Didier Deschamps’ future with the French national team is still up for debate among the national federation’s publications.
Following the conclusion of regulation and extra time with a score of 3-3, France lost to Argentina on penalties 2-4 in the championship game of the 2022 World Cup, giving Messi and his teammates the trophy. This was the roosters’ first title defence since winning the 2018 edition in Russia.
Despite finishing second in the 2022 World Cup, Didier Deschamps is close to extending his deal with the Roosters, which expires on December 31, according to reports from the French publication “L’Equipe.”
Despite rumours that he will be ousted after Euro 2024, the newspaper reported that Deschamps wants to extend his contract with France for a further four years until the 2026 World Cup.
The article also stated that Didier Deschamps, the roosters’ head coach, will consult with Noel Le Graet, the president of the French Federation, to determine his future with his nation, at the start of January.
Karim Benzema, a striker for Real Madrid, relates his comeback to the French national team after declaring his retirement from international competition following the World Cup with Zinedine Zidane taking over as the Duke’s technical director and Didier Deschamps’ departure.
Didier Deschamps, the coach of France, had refused to allow Karim Benzema to finish the international mission with the roosters in the 2022 World Cup due to an injury, despite signs that suggested he would recover and play the elimination roles. The coach ultimately forced Benzema to leave, even though he was still on the World Cup roster.
As a result, Benzema announced his retirement from international play and promised to play for France again if Zidane took over as the team’s technical director.
However, Benzema’s road to returning from international retirement and joining the roosters, as well as the impossibility of Zinedine Zidane taking over as national team coach to succeed Didier Deschamps, will be permanently closed off in the event that Didier Deschamps’ contract with the French national team is renewed.
And after learning that Deschamps will keep leading France’s training programme, Zidane will start looking for a club to train at after giving up on his ambition to become his nation’s technical captain.