Macron wants to bring in Benzema in Qatar to attend the World Cup final

Al Rayyan: French President Emmanuel Macron wants to accompany veteran striker Karim Benzema and a number of other players, who were absent from the (Rooster) squad in the FIFA World Cup currently in course in Qatar; Due to the injury, it is in away to the Qatari capital, Doha, to follow the World Cup final between his country and its Argentine counterpart next Sunday. “I know President Macron wants this, I know the plan is allo studio”, French sports minister Amelie Odia Castera told RTL television. «The president would like to take them with him», added Castera, «so that they can play their part» in this adventure. There had been speculation that Benzema could be in final, after France’s victory over Morocco in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-finals, in the match which saw the presence of Macron, who encouraged the French team from the stands. Didier Deschamps, coach of the French national team, refused to talk about the Real Madrid star, who has not prepared in time for his fitness to participate in the World Cup, but he is still officially in the squad for the tournament, just like Lucas Hernandez, who suffered a serious knee injury in the squad’s first World Cup match. Deschamps has decided to exclude a group of stars from France’s official list in the tournament through injury, such as Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante and Christopher Nkunko, but they can also accompany Macron and be present in the final match. (dpa)