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FFF President Announces Karim Benzema Will Stay Available for France

FFF President Announces Karim Benzema Will Stay Available for France

Even after the court’s verdict found Karim Benzema guilty for blackmailing Mathieu Valbuena, Noel Le Graet is supportive of him. Despite the football news yesterday of his guilty sentence, the FFF President announces Karim Benzema will stay available for France.

The courts gave Karim Benzema from Real Madrid a one-year prison term, which they suspended.

But despite this, and a 75-thousand euros fine, Benzema will be available for selection by France.

This is strange because he only played for France again after a 6-year ban, in the Euro 2020. The France international could not represent his national team for this very reason – his involvement in Mathieu Valbuena’s sex scandal.

FFF President Announces Karim Benzema Will Stay Available for France

Despite his receiving a one-year suspended prison term yesterday, France won’t bar Karim Benzema from representing them in national football.

According to French Football Federation head Noel Le Graet, Benzema’s confirmed blackmail of his former France teammate is no deal-breaker.

The court found him guilty of involvement in the attempted blackmail of former Les Blues teammate Mathieu Valbuena.

And the Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is facing a €75,000 fine and a one-year prison sentence.

But Benzema intends to fight the ruling, because he has always disputed these claims. He was not even present in court in Versailles when the verdict was handed down.

And indeed, per FFF’s president, the 33-year-old will continue to remain available for Les Blues.

He will be on the roster when the national team reconvenes for their next batch of fixtures in March 2022.

On the club level, too, Benzema is likely part of Real Madrid’s squad for Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Sheriff.

“I don’t know what Karim and his lawyers will decide, but as far as the Federation is concerned, there is no change,” French Football Federation (FFF) head Noel La Graet said, as L’Equipe have quoted.

“He remains selectable while regretting this unfortunate record. He did not play for several years with the France team. This sanction does not change anything for me.

“He is selectable. Even if he does not appeal, for me, that does not change anything. He has the right to work.”

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