FFF presidential candidate hopes he will be able to bring back the Frenchman to their international team once he takes charge of the presidency position in the French FA.
Despite Real Madrid player’s rumored involvement in a blackmailing case, French Football Federation (FFF) presidential candidate, Michel Moulin, has promised to bring Karim Benzema back into France international squad once he wins the elections.
Benzema, who is currently accused of blackmailing his fellow countryman Mathieu Valbuena for a sex-tape, has not been featured in any of France’s games since November 2015.
Moulin told Le Figaro: "On the management of Karim Benzema, who is a great striker, Didier Deschamps, he is an employee of the FFF. If above him, he is told to play Benzema, he must make him play."
In interview with L’Equipe in May 2017 Benzema denied the allegations, saying: "He said he would not have lodged a complaint if he knew I was involved in the story. For more than a year and a half I'm his worst enemy, a bad guy, a thug, I have to be punished, dragged through the mud, my name and that of my family, in the dirt.”
"[Saying] I am his enemy, I wanted to take money from him, he really has to stop inventing, it makes me mad to keep on lying. He just had to tell the truth about what really happened, and he would not have had all of this."