French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has said that Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has not yet been ruled out of the reckoning for Euro 2016.
Sakho, 26, faces an uncertain future after last month being handed a provisional 30-day suspension from football for an anti-doping violation.
With Euro 2016 just weeks away and France coach Didier Deschamps set to name the hosts' squad for the tournament on May 12, Sakho's chances of featuring for his country this summer look bleak.
And Le Graet warned on Thursday that Sakho could face the same fate as Benzema, but noted that the Liverpool player still has time to clear his name.
"It's not yet certain," Le Graet told reporters when asked whether Sakho would miss Euro 2016. "We have to let the decision of UEFA be taken. At the moment, he can't be selected either if the punishment is confirmed.
"That said, UEFA are going to meet, I hope as quickly as possible, because Didier is naming his squad on the 12th. So we'll have to wait for UEFA's decision."