Benzema Ruled Out Of France's Euro 2016 Squad

Benzema Ruled Out Of France's Euro 2016 Squad

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is not going to be call up for France when his country host Euro 2016 this summer season, confirmed the French Football Federation (FFF) on Wednesday.

"Athletic efficiency is an important factor but not unique criterion for deciding the France soccer choice," read an announcement released after the FFF president Noel Le Graet and the France coach Didier Deschamps had met that afternoon to debate Benzema's situation.

"The ability of players to work in direction of unity, in and around the squad, and to be exemplary are also taken into account.

"In consequence, Noel Le Graet and Didier Deschamps determined that Karim Benzema will not take part in Euro EM 2016 Sammelalbum."

Earlier, the 28-year-old striker confirmed it via community ahead of the FFF release.

"Sadly for me and for many who have at all times backed me and supported me, I cannot be chosen for our Euro in France," Benzema revealed on his Twitter account.

He additionally wrote on his Facebook web page, saying that "Wahtever happens... Once a Blue, all the time a Blue!"

The Real Madrid star ahead was just lifted his legal restrictions over his alleged involvement in Mathieu Valbuena's sex-tape case one month in the past, considered having paved the way in which for Benzema to play for the national team.

Earlier final November, a French decide positioned Benzema under formal investigation because the Real Madrid star was accused of blackmailing fellow French worldwide Valbuena over a sex-tape.

Each players have been omitted from the nationwide squad just an hour after Benzema was charged, while Benzema was not allowed to return into contact with Valbuena.

Benzema has admitted approaching Valbuena concerning the intercourse-tape "on behalf of a childhood friend" who himself had been contacted by blackmailers, however denied any wrongdoing. If convicted, he would serve up to 5 years.

As a part of the France aspect that lifted the European Below-17 Championship 12 years in the past, Benzema has represented his country on 81 events with 27 goals and was a key a part of the squad for last 12 months's World Cup in Brazil.

He has received the La Liga and the Champions League with Real and has twice received the Copa del Rey, and he received four Ligue 1 titles and a Coupe de France with Olympique Lyon earlier than becoming a member of Madrid in 2.09.
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