Absent striker Karim Benzema has congratulated France on reaching the final of Euro 2016.
The Real Madrid star was not considered for selection after being charged over his involvement in an alleged attempt to blackmail international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.
Despite being without the 28-year-old centre-forward, Didier Deschamps’ side have progressed to the decider of the European Championship on home soil, beating world champions Germany in the semi-finals in Marseille on Thursday.
Before kick-off at Stade Velodrome, Benzema published an Instagram post expressing his support for the national team.
“Not physically present but the heart is … [wishing you a] good match,” he said.
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