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French Federation chief blocks path to Benzema return

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The president of the French Football Federation (FFF) has effectively ruled out any prospect of a return to the national team for Karim Benzema ahead of next year's World Cup.

"You would need to be a bit blind or deaf to not understand that it will be difficult to select him, that seems unquestionable," the FFF's Noel Le Graet told RMC radio on Wednesday.

"It should also be said that we have a certain number of talented players in attack, and it is less of a problem than a few years ago."

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France football team to pay tribute to Paris attacks victims

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The French football federation says a tribute to the 130 people killed in attacks two years ago in Paris, and to war veterans, will be paid during the friendly match against Wales.

The French team hosts Wales at the Stade de France on Friday in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis as part of its preparation for next year’s World Cup. On Nov. 13, 2015, suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the stadium during France’s friendly against Germany, killing one bystander.

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