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Karim Benzema set for shock France recall ahead of Euro 2020

Tue 18 May 2021 | 12:07

The French star has not played for Les Bleus since 2015.

Didier Deschamps

is expected to announce

France

’s squad for the upcoming Euros on Tuesday. According to

L’Equipe

,

Karim Benzema

is set to be recalled to the national team for the first time since 2015. Benzema was banned from Les Bleus due to being involved in a blackmail controversy with teammate

Mathieu Valbuena

. During recent months, Deschamps has insisted that he won’t change his mind about inviting Benzema. Having featured in 33 La Liga matches for

Real Madrid

, the 33-year-old has enjoyed incredible form this season. The striker has scored 22 goals and provided 8 assists for the Blancos as they sit second in La Liga, two points behind

Atletico Madrid

. External pressure from major figures within French football, including

Arsene Wenger

, has reportedly persuaded the 52-year-old coach to recall Benzema to the national team. France will play their first Group F match against

Germany

on June 15, before continuing the group stage with battles against

Hungary

and

Portugal

on June 19 and 23.

 


source: SportMob