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Two incidents that cost Karim Benzema his France role

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Valbuena sex tape case

Benzema had known Mathieu Valbuena through the French football team and their time in Ligue 1. The duo shared good repertoire but what followed next caught everyone by surprise.

It has been reported that in a national team camp, Benzema approached Valbuena and mentioned the presence of his sex tape.

Valbuena took to the authorities at this attempted blackmail. While the Real Madrid forward denied ever discussing the topic.

French coach Didier Deschamps was having none of it. The duo were left out of the squad and it was curtains for Benzema’s international career. He missed out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia with Olivier Giroud getting the winner’s medal in his place.

Given his history, this trend will not buckle anytime soon. Karim Benzema looks to change allegiance and play for another international side. He will be eligible to play for either Spain or Algeria at the end of this year.