Karim Benzema has made a mistake over the sex-tape case and cannot play for France at Euro 2016 until his name is cleared, France coach Didier Deschamps said on Friday.
The troubled Real Madrid striker faces criminal charges after allegedly becoming embroiled in a sex-tape blackmail attempt against international teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
“For the moment it’s not possible” for Benzema to play at next year’s championships hosted by France, Deschamps told Le Parisien newspaper. “He (Benzema) hasn’t appreciated the situation he’s in” says Deschamps in reference to Benzema’s angry reaction at being left out of the national squad. “He’s made a mistake, that’s clear.”