'Would Argentina bench fit Messi? Nice move Benzema' - Ballon d'Or winner's France retirement raises fan eyebrows
On Monday, striker Karim Benzema seemingly announced his retirement from the French national team, hours after their World Cup loss to Argentina in Qatar.
Benzema left the World Cup prematurely owing to an injury and had to watch on from the side as Les Bleus made it to the final against Argentina, but lost on penalties. Initial reports indicated Benzema was fit for the final but he was not considered.
While some feel it was okay for the Real Madrid forward, who turned 35, to take that bold move, some think otherwise.
Here are their reactions.