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Snubbed Benzema Hits Back At FFF President's Claims

Snubbed Karim Benzema Hits Back At France Football Federation President's Claims

By Keegan Kruger - May 31, 2018 08:30 AM @KeeganKruger

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has hit back at France Football Federation president Noel Le Graet after his comments about the forward's exclusion from the French squad.

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The 30-year-old, who was left out of his country's 2018 FIFA World Cup squad, has not played for his national team since 2015 following controversial blackmail claims in a sex scandal that also involved his former Les Bleus teammate Mathieu Valbuena.

FFF president Le Graet, who used to be one of Benzema's supporters, came out on Wednesday saying that France need to forget the Los Blancos star and look towards the future.

"This is an old story, and we cannot go back," Le Graet told L'Equipe.

"Everyone agrees that he is a great player, he is always a starter with Real Madrid, but with France, he is part of the history.

"Our team now has a certain style, and we cannot go back on that."

A frustrated Benzema did not waste any time in responding to the statement, suggesting, via Twitter, that the president has shown his true colours.

"Mr Graet, with all due respect, you have lost an opportunity to remain silent," the striker tweeted.

"I have discovered your true face, and this is not the one that said he appreciated me and wouldn't discuss the subject of team selections."

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The Real star has been capped 81 times by his country, scoring 27 goals along the way.

Do you think Benzema deserves to be part of the France squad? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Nyathelas Joined: 12 Mar 2018
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Nyathelas May 31, 2018 01:25 PM
He doesnt deserve to be there france wont afford his chance missing abillity like he does at real
fanist Joined: 20 May 2016
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fanist May 31, 2018 12:56 PM
He must just console himself and know it was not meant to be and wish them the best
Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal May 31, 2018 11:24 AM
As long you Are playing a team wining trophies getting paid well no stress for me national team there are too much politic
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No badges available May 31, 2018 10:57 AM
But Benzima must just retire from the national team. Now they have Griezman le Martial to bang in those goals.
downzzz Joined: 27 Jan 2018
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downzzz May 31, 2018 10:23 AM
Bt he stl guud finisher
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mbheduyajika May 31, 2018 09:55 AM
@The Ghost himself Because he had already represented France at senior level
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Pirates_999 May 31, 2018 09:05 AM
I wish players and coaches can be honest enough to put each other on the green light
The Ghost himself Joined: 24 Aug 2016
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The Ghost himself May 31, 2018 09:02 AM
Why can't he just go and play for Algeria... France will never play him again

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