French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet has commented on whether or not he thinks Real Madrid star Karim Benzema will return to international football any time soon.
The Los Blancos striker has not been selected by Didier Deschamps since October 2015, when the former Lyon star was embroiled in a sex tape scandal involving former teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
The 29-year-old, who has since been cleared by the court of any wrongdoing, has often spoken of his desire to return to the national team, but Le Graet believes he should not get his hopes up.
"You would have to be blind or deaf not to understand that it will be difficult to select Benzema right now. It seems to be incontestable to me," the FFF chief told RMC.
"We must also say that there are a number of talented players in attack, so the problem is perhaps less so than a few years ago.
"Deschamps picked him a lot during years when he was not brilliant in the French team."
Le Graet also outlined his expectations for the France national team at Russia 2018.
"I told Didier and the players that we were in the quarter-finals in Brazil after a complicated period, we were in the final of Euro 2016, we must be in the final four," he added.
"I trust Didier, and I'm sure we're going to have a good World Cup, and the coach has to have all the power during it."
Benzema has made 81 appearances for Les Bleus, scored 27 goals along the way.
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