Benzema makes return to France National team after 6 yearsanyevalentine | 20.05.2021 | 0 | Sports
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has made his return to the French men national team after being ignored in 2015.
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
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 has been looking for ways to make a 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.
Benzema had been a key figure for France since making his debut in 2007, but the forward fell out of favor with the national team program due to his alleged involvement in the Valbuena’s tape scandal. According to a 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.”