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Pires raps Deschamps for snubbing Real Madrid striker Benzema

France World Cup winner Robert Pires says Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema must be recalled by Les Bleus.

France coach Didier Deschamps has snubbed Benzema since before the 2016 Euros.

But Pires insists it's time for the exclusion to end, declaring to Radio Marca: "For me, Benzema is one of the best attackers.

"Now, what's going on with Deschamps, I cannot explain it. He deserves to be back in the squad, but I'm not the coach."

Deschamps has been adamant Benzema is not worthy of a place in his squad ahead of the World Cup.

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