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France Recall Benzema For Euro 2020 After Six-Year Exile

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Karim Benzema was named in France’s provisional Euro 2020 squad by Didier Deschamps on Tuesday, giving the Real Madrid striker a shock international recall after years in the wilderness over his alleged role in a blackmail plot.

The 33-year-old has not played for France since October 2015, but is now set to line up alongside World Cup winners Kylian and Antoine Griezmann at the delayed European Championship.

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why the recall! after all this years?

“So proud of this return to the France team and of the trust placed in me,” Benzema said on Twitter.

“Thank you to my family, my friends, my club… and to all those who have always supported me and give me strength every day.”

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