Karim Benzema should nonetheless seem in court docket for his half within the extortion case surrounding Mathieu Valbuena, a public prosecutor in France introduced on Thursday.
A pal of Benzema allegedly blackmailed his fellow worldwide in 2015 with a intercourse video. The Actual Madrid attacker reportedly suggested Valbuena to pay the demanded quantity of 150,000 euros.
Benzema, who has by no means been chosen for the French crew for the reason that affair in 2015, has all the time denied his involvement. He beforehand requested the French justice to cease the investigation, however now, together with 4 different suspects, has to face trial for tried blackmail and abuse of belief.
33-year-old Benzema performed 81 caps for France, by which he scored 27 targets. With out the Actual Madrid striker, ‘Les Bleus’ reached the ultimate of the European Championship 2016 and have become world champions in 2018. Benzema’s final worldwide match dates again to October 2015.
Benzema is prime scorer at Actual this season with eight targets. Within the absence of Sergio Ramos, Benzema was nonetheless captain of the Madrid in opposition to RC Celta (2-0 win) on Saturday. Valbuena presently performs for the Greek Olympiacos, PSV’s upcoming opponent within the Europa League.