Reasons for Zinedine Zidane’s refusal to attend the Qatar World Cup final

Former French football legend, Zinedine Zidane, refused the invitation of his country’s Football Association to attend the final match in the World Cup in Qatar, which will bring together the “roosters’ team” with his Argentine counterpart, according to the website “.Sport Pebble“Athlete.

The French national team will face “tango dancers” on the lawn of Lusail Stadium, today, Sunday, in a fiery battle that will be attended by more than 80,000 spectators, while each of the two teams seeks to win its third title in the most powerful football tournament ever.

According to “Sport Babel”, Zidane refused to attend this final, which will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, on the pretext that he does not want to be the focus of attention and steal the spotlight in this great event.

Zidane’s refusal to travel to Doha comes with escalating speculation about the former Real Madrid coach taking over the task of training the “roosters” to succeed the current coach, Didier Deschamps, who has not disclosed his fate with the French national team yet.

And media reports had stated that many of the stars of the French national team, who won the World Cup in 1998, had refused to attend, and that the matter was not limited to Zidane.

Zidane won the World Cup with the roosters in the 1998 World Cup in France

And some media outlets linked the news of Zidane’s refusal to attend the final to a tweet by Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, who published his picture with “Zizou” in a post on the Instagram application, and wrote under it in French, “Good night.”

Zidane and Benzema have a close relationship, especially since “Zizou” supervised the training of his compatriot at Real Madrid, and achieved major achievements with him, most notably winning the Champions League three seasons in a row.

Zidane had supported Benzema after the latter was excluded from the French national team after he was accused of extorting one of his colleagues in the “blue team”, before returning to the “roosters” last year after an absence that lasted six years.

Deschamps had said in his speech during a press conference in Doha, before the start of the final match, that being the coach of the French national team was the best thing that had happened to him in his life, adding: “I am still as passionate about this role as I was ever.”

He continued: “The most important thing is the national team. I am not the most important person here. It’s all about the team. My future will not depend on the result of the match.”

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