Karim Benzema Makes Return to France National Team After 6 Years of Being Ignored

Karim Benzema Makes Return to France National Team After 6 Years of Being Ignored

- Karim Benzema has made a return to the French national team

- The last time the Real Madrid striker played for France was in 2015

- Benzema was sent out of the national team because of the Valbuena scandal

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After being ignored in the French national senior men's team for the past six years, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been recalled to the current world champions.

This latest development comes as a cheering one for Karim Benzema who have been looking for ways to make return to the national team.

His greatest regret was not to be part of the French team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where France defeated Croatia in the final.

According to the report on GOAL, the 33-year-old striker is in France's 26-man squad for this summer's Euro 2021 tournament

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Benzema had been a key figure for France since making his debut in 2007, but the forward fell out of favour with the national team program due to his alleged involvement in the Valbuena's tape scandal.

According to report on Marca, Karim Benzema explained that he is happy to be making a return to the national team and thanked all who made it possible.

"I'm very proud to return to France and the trust they have placed in me.
"Thanks to my family, my club, my friends, and all of you who have supported me and given me strength every day."

Meanwhile, Karim Benzema and his teammates at Real Madrid are currently occupying second position on the La Liga table with one game to end the season.

Atletico Madrid are topping the table and have the chance to win the title.

Karim Benzema.
Karim Benzema makes return to France national team after 6 years. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Spanish League giants Real Madrid were named the most valuable football club brand in the world for the third consecutive year.

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This is according to the Football 50 2021 report published by Brand Finance earlier this week with the value of $1.49b (€1,276m).

Los Blancos beat their arch-rivals Barcelona to the new record as the Catalans are second on the list with the value of about $1.48b (€1,266m).

Manchester United, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich complete the top five clubs on the most valuable club brands in the world with $1.32b (€1,130m), $1.31b (€1,118m), and $1.25b (€1,068m) respectively.

Source: Legit.ng

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