Karim Benzema suspended from French national team action

FFF President Noël Le Graët announced this afternoon that Karim Benzema was suspended from playing for the French national team until further notice as a result of his alleged involvement in the Mathieu Valbuena blackmail sextape affair.

Le Graët confirmed that Benzema would be banned from French national team action until the legal situation “evolved”. Benzema is currently being charged with complicity in the act of blackmail of Mathieu Valbuena over an alleged sextape.

Le Graët also said that if that did not occur before EURO 2016, then Benzema would also be excluded from that tournament, in addition to the international friendlies that France have in the run up the competition in which they are the host nation.

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