After six years of absence from the French national team, Benzema has been called up along with 26 other players to play the Euro Cup this summer.
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This announcement has turned all sports news on its head.
Results and accusations of blackmail
Karim Benzema has not played for the French national team since 2015 after being accused of blackmailing a former teammate from France. Because of these accusations, he could not play the 2016 Euro Cup and the 2018 World Cup. This year, the French justice has said that the Real Madrid player should sit on the defendants' bench.
The blackmail accusation the soccer player faces is hiring people to extort money from Valbuena to threaten him with a sex tape. He was removed without a court ruling from the national team to keep its balance and harmony.
Benzema has managed to score 27 goals in 81 games playing for the French national team. In his last game with France, he scored his last two goals playing for his country. This season with Real Madrid, he has scored 29 goals in the last 10 games.
The forward could not imagine that he would arrive so soon to play for his national team. It comes at a splendid moment, after having played a good league for Real Madrid.