Karim Benzema, in a France match


Open war between Benzema and the French Federation

Published:17/11/2019 - 09:28h

Updated:17/11/2019 - 09:28h

Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, said Karim Benzema would not play again with France and the Madrid player did not cut himself to answer

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From the 'case Valbuena' in 2015, in which Karim Benzema supposedly extorted to his mate, the madridista does not play with the French selection. Something that has comported him, in addition to his international drought, the fact of have not been able to win the World-wide that the combined of Didier Deschamps raised in 2018.

Lately, the level that Benzema is giving in the Real Madrid is reopening the debate about if it would be convenient that forgave him to be able to go back to the national team. Without place to doubts, the Frenchman is being the fundamental pillar of the team of Zinedine Zidane to offensive level, by what many already ìden his return.

However, Noël Him Graët, president of the French Federation of Football, left clear that Benzema will not go back to play with the 'bleus'. "It is a big player, never have doubted of his qualities. It is more, in the Real Madrid is showing to be one of the best in his place. But the adventure of France is finish for him", affirmed, of conclusive form, in statements for 'RMC Sports'.

The forward madridista also was cutting to the hour to answer to the president of the federation. "Noel, thought that did not interfere in the decisions of the seleccionador! Have clear that I and only I will put end to my international career. If you think that it has finished, leave me play for one of the countries in which I am eligible and already will see", said in Twitter, referring possibly to the combined national of Algeria, the country of his parents.

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In principle, the FIFA does not allow that a player change of selection​. "With exception of the conditions stipulated more advance in the article 18, any player that have participated (partial or entirely) with an association in a party of an official competition of any category or of any class of football will be able to participate in an international party with the representative team of another association", dictates the article 15.

This article 18 says the following: "A player that, by decision of a state authority, lose definitively and against his will the nationality of the country for to the that has played an international party, according to the stipulated in the articulate 15 section 2, will be able to request the permission to play with another association of which possess or adopt the nationality". Therefore, only the loss of the French nationality could allow to Benzema play with Algeria.

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