Karim BenzemaAt 34, he had high hopes for this World Cup in Qatar, especially after not playing in the 2016 Euro Cup (in which France came second), or the 2018 World Cup, in which his teammates were proclaimed world champions. .

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It must be remembered that the athlete was separated from his country’s team between 2015 and 2021 for being involved in the ‘sextape’ against the also footballer Matthew Valbuena. He was called up for this World Cup but muscle fatigue in the quadriceps of his left leg twisted his plans. The merengue star had to leave the French concentration, regretting not being able to play the championship most dreamed of by any elite player.

However, the current Ballon d’Or is trying to bite the bullet on vacation. Specifically, the Real Madrid striker, according to reports in the French press, is enjoying a few days off on Reunion Island. He himself has posted several images of his arrival on the island.

“Benzema is on vacation on the island, he needs peace of mind,” his agent confirmed, without clarifying whether he is in the west of the island or in the south, as has been considered by different media outlets in the neighboring country.

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It has not been revealed if the French striker, who has no commitments until the League resumes, is alone or in good company. At the end of October, it was published that the player would be expecting his third child, the first with his current girlfriend, the American model Jordan Ozuna 32 years old. Their relationship was confirmed this summer, when they posted their first picture together on social media.

Benzema is already the father of Meliaeight years old, the result of his relationship with his first girlfriend, Chloe de Launay. With her he resumed her courtship in 2021 and, in November, Chloe herself shared a photo of her daughter with the white soccer player, in which a baby named Nouri. It has not been revealed if it is also from Benzema, since few details have been known about it.

His other son is Ibrahimwho was born in 2017 from his courtship with Cora Gauthier. She has a good relationship with the latter, to the point that she, along with Jordan herself, was one of her companions to the Ballon d’Or gala, held in mid-October.