• Benzema’s France future in Deschamps’ hands – Le Graet

    Benzema’s France future in Deschamps’ hands – Le Graet

    French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet says the prospect of Karim Benzema returning to the international team depends on head coach Didier Deschamps.

    Real Madrid striker Benzema was barred from selection for Euro 2016 after being charged over his involvement in an alleged attempt to blackmail international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.

    Deschamps did not recall Benzema for the 3-1 friendly win over Italy or the forthcoming World Cup qualifier versus Belarus, claiming the time was not right to reintegrate the 28-year-old into […]