Striker Karim Benzema has been charged in connection with an extortion attempt targeting France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Both players have been excluded from two internationals this month.
A French court has rejected Karim Benzema's request to halt his trial for alleged blackmail. The Real Madrid striker is accused of targeting fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena using a sex video.
Karim Benzema will be allowed to play in the summer tournament after his legal restrictions were lifted on Friday. He will be allowed to play with French teammate, Mathieu Valbuena, the other party in the blackmail case.
Mathieu Valbuena speaks publically for the first time about the sex-tape scandal involving French footballer Karim Benzema. Benzema was arrested in France earlier this month and could face five years in prison.
Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema has spoken out in the sex-tape blackmail case. It is clear he wants to lead France to glory in the 2016 European Championships, but his chances appear slim.
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