Reports are out claiming that Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been banned from representing France by the French Football Federation.
Benzema is suspended while French police investigate his role in an alleged blackmail attempt.
FFF president Noël Le Graët said: “It is a decision the FFF has taken; Benzema will not be available for selection for the moment. It is our decision and it has been accepted by France manager Didier Deschamps.”
Upon learning the ruling, Benzema took to Twitter.
“I respect the decision and I trust our president,” he responded.