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Benzema edged two previous winners, Kylian Mbappe and N'Golo Kante, in the France Football poll announced on Friday
UEFA Nations League: Didier Deschamps 'improved' Karim Benzema's maturity after helping France to title
Benzema scored France's equaliser in a 2-1 win over Spain which handed the world champions the trophy, and Deschamps was delighted with his striker.
Mbappe struck with 10 minutes remaining to win the title for world champions France after Karim Benzema had levelled just two minutes after Mikel Oyarzabal put Spain into a 64th-minute lead.
Juventus midfielder Rabiot, 26, will not travel to Milan for Sunday's clash at the San Siro and will not be replaced, the FFF said
Benzema was selected on the long list of 30 for the 2021 Ballon d'Or on Friday a day after scoring as France beat Belgium 3-2 and make the Nations League final.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Familiar look to Didier Deschamps' France for start of title defence
Only 14 members of Didier Deschamps' 26-man squad for the start of qualifying went to the last World Cup
Euro 2020 qualifiers: France, Portugal get campaign back on track with dominating wins over Balkan opponents; England thump Bulgaria
France and Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualification campaigns back on track with impressive wins over Balkan pair Albania and Serbia.
France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has said he would like to remain in his job until the 2022 finals in Qatar.
Didier Deschamps expects unfancied Moldova to make life difficult for world champions France when they begin Euro 2020 qualifying in Chisinau.
FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia drew global audience of 1.12 billion, according to sport's governing body
A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday.
Premier League: N'Golo Kante refused to receive offshore payments for image rights from Chelsea, claims report
Kante has become a fan favourite in England since winning the Premier League with Leicester in 2016, before lifting the trophy again the following season at Chelsea and being named PFA Player of the Year.
Mbappe, who last week made the front cover of Time magazine, talked to kids kitted out in the French colours with the name of their local hero emblazoned on their backs.
Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele rewarded for impressive performances with first France call-up; Mamadou Sakho recalled
Tanguy Ndombele was still with then-second division side Amiens just over a year ago.
Premier League: Paul Pogba not individualistic or self-centred person as people think, says France manager Didier Deschamps
Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading France to winning the World Cup.
Premier League: France and Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris to appear in court over drink-driving charge
Just weeks after playing a key role in France's World Cup glory, Lloris was pulled over in a routine stop on 24 August at 2:20 am in Gloucester Place, central London.
UEFA Nations League: World Cup winners France held to goalless draw by Germany; Gareth Bale stars in Wales' win
World Cup winners France were held to a 0-0 draw by Germany in a flat start to the new UEFA Nations League, as Gareth Bale starred in a big win for Wales.
Bundesliga: France World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard to join Bayern Munich earlier than planned, say reports
Bayern Munich reportedly agreed a deal with Stuttgart before the World Cup, for Benjamin Pavard to join the German champions in 2019.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps' defensive tactics edge off-colour Belgium as he leads France to consecutive finals
The outcome of the final will, unfortunate as it may be, decide Deschamps' managerial future, despite taking France to two major finals within two years.
FIFA World Cup 2018: France should be wary off Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, says Les Bleus' Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane singled out Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku and playmaker Eden Hazard as two of the players the French would have to be wary off.
France and Belgium set up semi-final clash after ending Uruguay, Brazil's run at FIFA World Cup 2018
France and Belgium set up a semi-final clash after ending Uruguay and Brazil's run at FIFA World Cup 2018.