World champions France have confirmed their final 26-man squad for the upcoming UEFA European Championship, with Karim Benzema making a stunning return after six years of exile. Other big names, meanwhile, missed out.
Manager Didier Deschamps has officially named his squad for the Euros, and Real Madrid's in-form striker Benzema has been included in the selection.
The 33-year-old last featured for Les Bleus in 2015, but was booted from the set-up following his alleged involvement in a sex-tape scandal with his then-teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
Benzema was reportedly expelled from international duty after he was accused of having attempted to blackmail his ex-France colleague, although he could now lead the line for his country at the upcoming tournament.
Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba is among the midfielders picked by Deschamps, while his United teammate Anthony Martial missed out on the selection.
Bayern Munich bound defender Dayot Upamecano surprisingly did not make the cut while 2018 World Cup winner Nabil Fekir has also been snubbed.
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