What if France had picked Karim Benzema?

  • Marca, Monday, July 11, 2016 5:24 AM
France was missing four starters at Euro 2016 -- defenders Mamadou Sakho and Raphael Varane, midfielder Lassana Diarra and forward Karim Benzema-- but none more than Benzema.

The Real Madrid star was dropped from the team in 'L'Affaire Sextape" but he scored more goals per game,  created more chances per game and provided more assists per game during the 2015-16 season than any other French player.

The 28-year-old striker was sacrificed in the name of team chemistry but he was sorely missed in the final when the French failed to take advantage of their 17-6 edge in shots and lost to Portugal, 1-0.

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