Benzema Blasts FFF President Over World Cup Snub

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has slammed the French Football Federation (FFF) president, Noel Le Graet, after he appeared to support head coach Didier Deschamps’ decision to omit his name from France’s squad for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

When asked about Benzema’s omission from the squad in a recent interview, Le Graet said that France now play a certain “style of play and we cannot go back” despite previously saying that he won’t talk about the matter.

His comments prompted Benzema to put him on a blast via his official Twitter account. The tweet said: “Mr [Le] Graet, with all due respect, you’ve lost an opportunity to remain silent.

“I’ve discovered your true face, and this isn’t the one that said he appreciated me and wouldn’t discuss the subject of team selections!” the tweet said further.

France will start their World Cup campaign in Group C against Australia on June 16 in Kazan but Les Blues will tackle Italy in an international friendly before then (later this week).