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President Le Graet backs Benzema

June 14, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
France Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has told RMC Radio Karim Benzema "loves the French national team" but should "get angry more often" to stem criticism of his laid-back style.

Real Madrid striker Benzema, 25, has often been criticised in France for his attitude to pulling on the blue shirt - criticism that has grown as his international goal drought has extended to more than a year.

But Le Graet said people should not be so quick to decry Benzema, who delayed ...

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