World Cup 2022 final: Deschamps closes door on Benzema for Argentina vs France

Didier Deschamps and Karim Benzema during France's UEFA Nations League clash agains Belgium in October 2021.
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France coach Didier Deschamps has closed the door on a possible World Cup final appearance for Karim Benzema against Argentina on Sunday.

The Real Madrid striker was ruled out of the World Cup on the eve of the tournament due to injury but has not been replaced in the squad and speculation in recent days has suggested he could take part in Sunday's showpiece against Lionel Messi et al after recently returning to fitness.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.