“KB9” will long remember this March 28, 2007. Against Austria, for his first selection, he scored his first goal in the jersey of the France team. He takes a flat-footed free kick from Samir Nasri.
His first brace in blue, Benzema scored against the Faroe Islands on October 13, 2007, in a qualifying match for Euro 2008.
A Euro 2008 with a bitter taste
Euro 2008, his first international competition with the Blues. A pride for him. Of course, France did not make it through the first round of the competition, but this tournament was a rewarding experience for Benzema.
Euro 2012 still mixed
Not called to play the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Benzema is called by Laurent Blanc for Euro 2012. A tournament where he did not find the net. However, in the second group match against the Ukrainians, the Real Madrid striker achieved an XXL performance by delivering two assists.
1222 minutes later …
One of the most important matches for Benzema, even if it was just a friendly match. During this meeting against Australia in 2013, he ended a shortage of 1222 minutes without scoring a goal.
A memorable dam
Perhaps one or even the best memory of Benzema with the France team. One evening in October 2013 at the Stade de France, the Blues overthrew the Ukrainians with a score of 3-0 in the play-off and narrowly qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The French striker enjoys the luxury of scoring the Habs second goal in the first period. Unforgettable.
World Cup first
For his first World Cup match, Benzema started off on a high, with an entry brace against Honduras.
Benzema boss size!
After having performed at a very high level in the previous match against Honduras, the former Lyonnais put it back against Switzerland by scoring, but also by delivering two assists. Boss!
The armband facing Brazil
On March 26, 2015, against Brazil at the Stade de France, Benzema was promoted to captain of the Blues for the first time due to the absence of Hugo Lloris.
It is this Wednesday evening, against Wales, that Karim Benzema must make his comeback in the France team, more than five years after his last selection. Another great moment for him.
Karim Benzema is back. Finally ! After five and a half years of absence, the Real Madrid striker will once again wear the blues tunic on Wednesday night against Wales (9 p.m.), in preparation for Euro 2020. A comeback which surprised more than one, but which makes the happiness of the French supporters.
With 81 selections and 27 goals on the clock, Merengue will have the opportunity to improve its collective statistics but also individual in selection. Before seeing him again on the attack front, alongside Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann, return on the 9 outstanding moments of “KB9” in the French team.