Why did Karim Benzema not play for France for so long?
Benzema, who has 27 goals in 81 international matches, has not played for France since October 2015 after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a blackmail scandal involving former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
What happened between France and Benzema?
France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been found guilty of conspiring to blackmail a fellow French footballer with a sex tape. A judge handed Benzema a one-year suspended jail term and ordered him to pay a €75,000 (£63,000; $84,000) fine.
Why is Benzema not in France fifa 22?
Why is Karim Benzema not playing for France? Benzema’s exile from the France squad began in 2015 in the aftermath of an acrimonious sex tape dispute with former Les Bleus team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.