- France’s Karim Benzema believes that Argentina have fantastic players and will do well at the World Cup
- Karim Benzema is likely to feature for France in this year’s FIFA World Cup after a 6-year absence from the team
- Argentina have not won a World Cup title in 36 years but are considered one of the favourites for the tournament
Karim Benzema thinks Argentina have a good chance of winning the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
The Real Madrid striker was commenting on the upcoming tournament, which will be held in Qatar in November.
“There are no favorites in football, but Argentina are in a good moment. A fantastic team with incredible players like Messi and Di Maria.”
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Benzema made the comments while speaking to ESPN Argentina.
Argentina have not won the World Cup in 36 years but stands a good chance this year. The Albiceleste are unbeaten in 33 games and in all competitions.
Argentina are in Group C alongside Mexico, Poland, and Saudi Arabia. Benzema’s France are in Group D with Denmark, Tunisia, and Australia, FIFA confirmed.
Benzema looks likely to be a part of France’s World Cup squad as Les Blues aim to defend their title. France beat Croatia in the final of the 2018 edition of the tournament.
Benzema was not part of that team, having been frozen out of the French squad since 2015. He returned to the squad in 2021 after another incredible season for Real Madrid and scored four goals in the Euro 2020 tournament.
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Les Blues emerged victorious four years ago after a dominating World Cup run that saw them eliminate the likes of Lionel Messi’s Argentina.