Benzema And Valbuena Left Out Of France Squad

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Karim Benzema implicated in Mathieu Valbuena scandal

Benzema and Valbuena have both been left out of the France squad for their upcoming friendlies against Germany and England.

Earlier today Benzema was charged with conspiracy to blackmail in the sex tape plot involving Valbuena.

Benzema will miss the friendlies due to a thigh injury, while Valbuena was dropped due to psychological issues.

“Karim is injured and therefore not in the squad,” Deschamps said at a media conference.

“Regarding the recent events, I do not know all the details of the case, but I have little doubt justice will do its job.”

Deschamps said Lyon midfielder Valbuena was left out as he was not in the right state of mind.

“He is not in the best of conditions psychologically. I have taken the decision to give him some rest,” Deschamps added.

Squad in full: Lloris (Tottenham), Mandanda (Marseille), Costil (Rennes); Evra (Juventus), Sakho (Liverpool), Sagna, Mangala (both Manchester City), Koscielny (Arsenal), Digne (Roma), Varane (Real Madrid), Jallet (Lyon); Cabaye (Crystal Palace), L.Diarra (Marseille), Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Pogba (Juventus), Sissoko (Newcastle), Schneiderlin (Manchester United); Coman (Bayern Munich), Giroud (Arsenal), Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Martial (Manchester United), Ben Arfa (Nice), Gignac (Tigres)



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