Tchouameni and Camavinga may not be the only players in the Real Madrid squad to receive their gold or silver medal on Sunday at the Lusail Stadium.
Karim Benzema, whose injury sidelined him from the World Cup at the last minute, has the club’s permission to travel to Qatar if he wishes to witness the final between France and Argentina live.
The decision is solely that of Karim, with officials at Madrid saying they would not get in his way.
Note that he wouldn’t just be a fan by going to Qatar. Despite not featuring in the tournament, Benzema remains part of the list of 26 players in the squad. When he returned to Madrid after confirming the muscle tear in his left thigh, which he suffered on 19 November, manager Didier Deschamps had it in his power to find a replacement for him. he chose not to.