Benzema Confirms Euro 2016 Absence

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Karim Benzema implicated in Mathieu Valbuena scandal

France striker and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has confirmed he’ll be left out of the Euro 2016.

French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet and Didier Deschamps discussed his involvement, which is yet to be made public.

However, Karim Benzema tweeted he will not be in the continental competition.

Benzema was suspended by the FFF in December pending the outcome of a legal investigation into an alleged plot to blackmail fellow international Mathieu Valbuena.

The former Lyon man has been charged with complicity in an attempt to blackmail and participating in a criminal conspiracy as part of a sex-tape plot involving Valbuena, which he denies.

In March, it looked as though the 28-year-old was a step closer to a return to the France set-up when an order preventing him from meeting his international team-mate was lifted on appeal.

However, the former Lyon striker stated he will not be considered for selection after all.

“Sadly for me and for all who have backed and supported me, I will not be selected for the Euros in France,” Benzema posted on his official Twitter account.



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