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France coach Didier Deschamps will 'never forget' Karim Benzema's claims of racism after being dropped
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France coach Didier Deschamps will 'never forget' Karim Benzema's claims of racism after being dropped

Benzema, 33, made 81 international appearances but has not been selected for his country since 2015 when his alleged involvement in a blackmail attempt linked to a sex tape featuring his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena came to light.

LaLiga: Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema to face trial over involvement in blackmail of Mathieu Valbuena
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LaLiga: Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema to face trial over involvement in blackmail of Mathieu Valbuena

Benzema, 33, who has not been selected for his country since the affair came to light in 2015, is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Valbuena by threatening to make the video public.

Karim Benzema hits out at French Football Federation president over continued French exile
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Karim Benzema hits out at French Football Federation president over continued French exile

Benzema has not played for France since 2015, when he was placed under formal investigation over the blackmail attempt.

Champions League: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino raises doubts about team's attitude after draw against Olympiakos
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Champions League: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino raises doubts about team's attitude after draw against Olympiakos

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino questioned his side's attitude after letting a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 away to Olympiakos in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

Paris court to re-examine case against Karim Benzema involving alleged blackmail of France teammate Mathieu Valbuena
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Paris court to re-examine case against Karim Benzema involving alleged blackmail of France teammate Mathieu Valbuena

The Paris Appeal Court will re-examine the case against Real Madrid star Karim Benzema for his alleged role in the blackmail of fellow international Mathieu Valbuena on 4 October, sources told AFP on Friday.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Zinedine Zidane will be France boss one day, says current coach Dider Deschamps
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Zinedine Zidane will be France boss one day, says current coach Dider Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps has backed former teammate Zinedine Zidane to step into his shoes "one day", only hours after the latter's shock decision to step down as coach of Real Madrid.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Karim Benzema's return to national squad seems difficult, says French Federation president
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Karim Benzema's return to national squad seems difficult, says French Federation president

The president of the French Football Federation (FFF) has effectively ruled out any prospect of a return to the national team for Karim Benzema ahead of next year's World Cup.

Karim Benzema believes France recall for World Cup 2018 will not happen due to deadlock with Didier Deschamps
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Karim Benzema believes France recall for World Cup 2018 will not happen due to deadlock with Didier Deschamps

Benzema said, "But it's been over two and a half years, you can't be stupid. As long as Didier Deschamps is coach I will have no chance of returning to the French team."

Ligue 1: PSG's Layvin Kurzawa blackmailed over video of him criticising France manager Didier Deschamps
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Ligue 1: PSG's Layvin Kurzawa blackmailed over video of him criticising France manager Didier Deschamps

Kurzawa was filmed on a mobile phone in a shisha bar in Paris with the footage falling into the hands of the blackmail gang, sources related confirming a report on Europe 1 radio.

Europa League playoffs: Everton shrug off crowd trouble to beat Hajduk Split, AC Milan cruise to win
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Europa League playoffs: Everton shrug off crowd trouble to beat Hajduk Split, AC Milan cruise to win

Everton took a 2-0 lead in a Europa League qualifying play-off first leg clash on Thursday against Hajduk Split in Liverpool in a game stopped temporarily due to crowd trouble.

Pepe joins Turkish league side Besiktas from Real Madrid on a two-year deal
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Pepe joins Turkish league side Besiktas from Real Madrid on a two-year deal

Pepe won three La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles during his time at Real Madrid.

Karim Benzema dropped from France squad; says still has hopes of playing for national team
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Karim Benzema dropped from France squad; says still has hopes of playing for national team

Benzema claimed: "A lot of people (in France) don't want me to succeed. I have the feeling that my name is being manipulated for reasons that have nothing to do with football."

Karim Benzema slams Mathieu Valbuena for sex tape scandal, says he is driving him mad with lies
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Karim Benzema slams Mathieu Valbuena for sex tape scandal, says he is driving him mad with lies

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema lashed out at his former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena on Tuesday, laying the blame for the fallout of a sex tape scandal squarely on the shoulders of the alleged victim.

French court rejects Karim Benzema's request to drop blackmail case investigation
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French court rejects Karim Benzema's request to drop blackmail case investigation

A French court rejected a request from Karim Benzema to drop the investigation into alleged blackmail over a sextape featuring compatriot Mathieu Valbuena.

French court nears decision in Karim Benzema blackmail case
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French court nears decision in Karim Benzema blackmail case

French court will rule on a request by Karim Benzema to drop the investigation into alleged blackmail over a sextape featuring compatriot Mathieu Valbuena.

Didier Deschamps to pursue Eric Cantona's 'unacceptable' accusations of racism 'to the end' in court
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Didier Deschamps to pursue Eric Cantona's 'unacceptable' accusations of racism 'to the end' in court

France coach Didier Deschamps insisted Eric Cantona's accusations of racism concerning his selection choices will be pursued to the bitter end in court.

France's Euro 2016 campaign 'an escape' in the aftermath of Paris attacks, says Hugo Lloris
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France's Euro 2016 campaign 'an escape' in the aftermath of Paris attacks, says Hugo Lloris

France's run to the Euro 2016 final on home soil has given the country "an escape" after the horror of last November's Paris attacks, said Hugo Lloris.

Special Euro 2016 final for Portugal's Frenchmen Raphael Guerreiro, Anthony Lopes and Adrien Silva
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Special Euro 2016 final for Portugal's Frenchmen Raphael Guerreiro, Anthony Lopes and Adrien Silva

Talented left-back Guerreiro is one of three members of the Portugal squad who will be facing the country of his birth in Euro 2016 final against France.

Euro 2016: France rejoices after scandals are put behind and final beckons
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Euro 2016: France rejoices after scandals are put behind and final beckons

France's 2-0 win over Germany in the Euro 2016 SF has set off a football fever that has not been seen since the country won the World Cup in 1998.

Euro 2016: Karim Benzema accuses Didier Deschamps of bowing to political demands
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Euro 2016: Karim Benzema accuses Didier Deschamps of bowing to political demands

Karim Benzema on Wednesday accused coach Didier Deschamps of bowing to pressure from a political party by not choosing him for the country's Euro 2016 squad