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Moulin plans on recalling Benzema to France’s squad

Mon 11 January 2021 | 18:02

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.


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


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.



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


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."

source: SportMob