France national coach, Didier Deschamps has recalled Karim Benzema in his Euro
2020 squad despite the striker facing trial for alleged sex-tape blackmail.
The French man will stand trial from October 20 to 22 on the charge of complicity
in attempted blackmail.
But the 33-year-old, who has 27 goals in 81 games for France, is included in the
26-man squad alongside fellow forwards Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe,
Kingsley Coman, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Wissam Ben Yedder, and Marcus Thuram.
Shortly after the squad was revealed, Karim Benzema wrote on Twitter:
“I am so proud to return to the French national team & for the faith being placed in me.
Thanks to my family, my friends, my club, to you… and all those who have always
supported me & given me strength daily.”