Friday, December 16, 2016

Case of the sex-tape: Benzema away still of the planet Blue – The Parisian

Emmené in overtime in his match court related to the case of the sex-tape of Mathieu Valbuena, Karim Benzema sees his situation in Blue stay at the point of death: a return of the star striker in the France team now appears very unlikely.
the mid-day, he posted his serenity by tweeting “OKLM (quiet) in Yokohama”, with a picture of him in his hotel room in Japan, where he plays the club World cup with Real Madrid.
But Benzema, who turns 29 years old Monday, has experienced a big setback on Friday morning, when a court decision has validated the investigation of the case opened a year ago, in refusing to grant the request of the player to cancel the procedure.
The striker remains, therefore, indicted for attempting to blackmail, aiding and abetting and participation in a criminal association. Most importantly, he will now live under the sword of Damocles of a possible trial.
The world Cup 2018 in Russia is still far away, but the decision of the day is like a hurdle nearly insurmountable in the international career of Benzema, who was forced to cross the desert since the last 81 selections (27 goals) in October 2015.
The French Federation (FFF) had decided mid-April to rule out Benzema in the Euro-2016, in the name of “exemplarity” and “the preservation of the group”. A decision taken reluctantly by the president of the FFF, Noël Le Graët, who has never ceased to express his sympathy personally for the spaniard.
But since then, it is the status quo. Noël Le Graët was beautiful to say the beginning of October that, technically, the player was “selectable”, it has also suggested on several occasions t hat he had to wait for the outcome of the case.
“there has been an incident (the case of the sex-tape of Valbuena, editor’s note), which is still not solved, and it upsets me,” he confided to AFP at the beginning of November. This Friday, Mr. Le Graët did not want to comment.
- ‘Balance’ dear to Deschamps -
Didier Deschamps, himself, says that he makes his choices, including that of don’t call Benzema, “for the good of the France team”.
above all, the breeder is now based on a group that was hoisted up in the final of the Euro, thanks in particular to the emergence of Antoine Griezmann, best player and best scorer of the tournament (6 achievements), and 3rd in the Ballon d’or 2016 behind the monsters Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
“today, there are players that meet my expectations and a balance in this team. And I am vigilant in such an equilibrium,” underlined Deschamps on December 5, on RM C.
This “balance”, it is a state of positive spirit in the group, a fresh, embodied by Griezmann and which contrasts with the statements raucous of Benzema, accusing Smith of having “given in to party racist of France,” to justify his non-selection to the Euro.
by Chance or coincidence, the FFF tweeted also on Friday morning, shortly after the court decision, a video illustrating the joy of living the Blues”, on the move, at Clairefontaine, the training. With this written message: “A group, it can be recognized on a field… but also outside of it”. Follow my look ?
The coach still remains true to its logic of group: “I’m not saying that the situation will be the same in four months, six months or a year, he advanced on December 9, on beIN Sports. But it was a Euro. The 23 that I took I said +I have confidence+; they made me this confidence.”
Griezmann has taken the power technique in the offensive secto r and Olivier Giroud at the point of the attack after having long been the lining of the “Benz”, a role now vested in Kevin Gameiro, who has replaced Andre-Pierre Gignac.
- Good student… tax -
The blue horizon is it completely clogged for Benzema, who has always proclaimed his love for the France team ?
In the case of any good news on the legal domain to the attacker, “resolved to continue the fight,” according to his lawyer, he has strong arguments as long as he remains the holder of the Real Madrid of Zinedine Zidane and the crew preferred to Cristiano Ronaldo. And Deschamps is a great pragmatic.
And then, his public image has improved since the revelation last week of “Football Leaks”, and Mediapart: Benzema normally pays his taxes in France at the time where the stars are pinned to their use of tax havens. However, this Friday, its blue horizon has dimmed somewhat.


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