A throw back at why the Real Madrid forward has not played in the iconic Blue shirt for four years now and why this trend will continue.
With Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka retiring after the debacle of 2010 World Cup, France did not have many stars to call upon. The new breed of stars will have usher their return to prominence.
But it will be eight more years before it would take place. Karim Benzema was supposed to be part of this lineup.
However, due to his off-field discrepancies, the Olympique Lyon youth academy graduate remains out of Didier Deschamps side.