Benzema banned indefinitely by France over blackmail case

Reuters , Thursday 10 Dec 2015

France's Karim Benzema reacts to missing a chance to score a goal against Nigeria during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 30, 2014 (Reuters)

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been suspended indefinitely from the France team because of the blackmail case he is embroiled in, the French federation (FFF) president told a news conference on Thursday.

Benzema was put under formal investigation last month in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow footballer Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video

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