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Karim Benzema is delighted that France were able to defeat England in an international friendly.

France forward Karim Benzema is satisfied les Bleus were able to play a "beautiful match" and overcome England 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.

The Real Madrid star scored the opening goal of the match in the 16th minute, and went on to praise the hard work the team has put in.

"There is a real strong team developing and we played a good match," Benzema told Goal.com France post-match. "Today was a big game even if it was only a friendly.

"Everyone makes fun of it [what happened in South Africa], and now it is nice to see how the real French team plays."

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