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Benzema Finally Recalled By France For Euro After Six Years, Goes Emotional

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Karim Benzema has been named in France’s provisional Euro 2020 squad by Didier Deschamps on Tuesday after six years forced exile from the national team  over his alleged role in a blackmail plot.

On Twitter, the Real Madrid star player could not hide his excitement while thanking his family, friends, country and club.

He wrote: “So proud of this return to the France team and of the trust placed in me. Thank you to my family, my friends, my club… and to all those who have always supported me and give me strength every day.”

Benzema has scored 27 goals for France in 81 appearances and was named as this season’s best French player playing abroad by the country’s players’ association earlier on Tuesday.

France will kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against three-time winners Germany in Munich on June 15, face Hungary in Budapest four days later and finish their Group F schedule against holders Portugal on June 23.

The former Lyon forward was left out the French team  since 2015 following a sextape scandal involving his former international teammate, Mathieu Valbuena.

 

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Ronaldo makes dream second debut in Man Utd 4-1 win against Newcastle

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Cristiano Ronaldo had a dream second Manchester United debut with two goals to inspire a 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo increased his United tally to 120 as he pounced on a first-half, setting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on course for the top of the Premier League table.

Newcastle grew into the game and did not allow that setback to dampen their spirits. This paid off in the second half when Miguel Almiron led a counter-attack and Allan Saint-Maximin slipped in Manquillo to finish.

But a United break proved every bit as efficient, with Luke Shaw carrying the ball forward and feeding Ronaldo to fire between Woodman’s legs.

David de Gea stood tall to block from Joelinton when Newcastle threatened another equaliser, but sublime finishes from Fernandes – from around 25 yards – and Lingard, skipping past Jamal Lewis in the box, made the game safe amid a party atmosphere.

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Eight Brazil players barred from playing EPL, Champions League

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FIFA has stopped Premier League clubs from selecting Brazilian players they did not release for international duty for five days at the request of the country’s Football Association.

The players who were not released for the World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Peru include Raphinha of Leeds, Manchester United’s Fred, Thiago Silva at Chelsea, Manchester City’s Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, as well as Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho at Liverpool.

It means Fred and Thiago Silva would also be ineligible for Manchester United’s visit to Young Boys and Chelsea’s clash with Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday.

According to FIFA Article 22 of its Disciplinary Code, the sanctions that may be applied if these restrictions are ignored include fines and forfeiting the match 3-0, although it is unclear what might happen if Leeds and Liverpool, who meet at Elland Road on Super Sunday, both defied any FIFA ruling.

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Nigeria vs Cape Verde: Super Eagles win 2-1

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A 75th-minute own goal by Cape Verde earned Nigeria a 2-1 win in their qualifying clash in Mindelo on Tuesday.

Dylan dos Santos steered the home team in front after 19 minutes.

Victor Osimhen brought Nigeria back to the game, stabbing home from close range.

In the second half, Through a  backpass to his goalkeeper, Kenny Santos scored an own goal.

Victory took the Eagles to maximum six points from two matches, three points ahead of second –placed Liberia.

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