Benzema 'hoping for good news' ahead of crunch Euro 2016 meeting

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France coach Didier Deschamps and FFF President Noel Le Graet are set to discuss whether the Real Madrid striker is ready to represent his country at this summer's Euros

Karim Benzema says it would be a dream to represent France at Euro 2016 and is "hoping for good news" ahead of a meeting to discuss whether he should represent his country at the tournament.

Coach Didier Deschamps and FFF President Noel Le Graet are set to weigh up Benzema's future with France on Wednesday after being placed under investigation in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena.

A decision is due by Friday and Benzema, who has scored 27 goals in a France career he is desperate to resume at the Euros, says he is calm ahead of the planned talks.


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The striker, who is currently banned by France, told beIN Sports: "We will see what the president says. My state of mind is calm and peaceful. I hope that the news will be good.

"The France team, as I say all the time, is close to my heart. Playing in a competition at home - any player dreams of doing that.

"Personally I am [committed]. I play for the biggest club in the world and I am fighting every day to earn my place."

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