Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has been banned from playing for the national side and could miss out on Euro 2016 because of the criminal charges against him, but the FFF (France Football Federation) President is adamant in his support for the player.
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has expressed his desire to represent host nation France at the 2016 European Championships next summer, despite being part of a police investigation involving a sex tape of international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena
Some 82% of French feel that Karim Benzema should no longer play for his country after being charged in the sex-tape blackmail case, according to a poll published on Thursday.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls took a swipe at Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema on Tuesday, saying that great sportsmen should set a moral example.
Mathieu Valbuena said Friday that France international teammate Karim Benzema "indirectly" told him he had to pay a ransom to get back a sex-tape of him with his girlfriend.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admitted to investigators he was supposed to act as an intermediary between a friend and his French international teammate Mathieu Valbuena in a sex tape blackmail case, sources told AFP on Friday.
A sex tape blackmail scandal involving star striker Karim Benzema plunged France into new strife seven months before they host the European Championships.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was charged on Thursday in an extortion case involving a sex tape featuring fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena, the prosecutor's office said on Thursday.
Real Madrid CF star Karim Benzema has been arrested by the French police, on Wednesday, for his alleged connection with a sex tape blackmail case, of his fellow French International Mathieu Valbuena.
Former Olympique de Marseille winger Mathieu Valbuena endured a tumultuous return to his old club as he was repeatedly targeted by disgruntled home for joining Ligue 1 rivals Olympique Lyonnais at the beginning of the season.