Keyword: Mathieu Valbuena
At a court in Versailles, French prosecutors on Thursday called for a suspended prison sentence to be handed to footballer Karim Benzema, the star striker of Real Madrid and the France national team, for his alleged part in an attempt to blackmail team-mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sexually explicit video recording, for which four others are also standing trial.
French Football Federation's ban on the 27-year-old football star will be lifted if he is cleared of suspected complicity in blackmail of teamate.
The Real Madrid and striker is suspected of helping to blackmail France team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a compromising sex video.
The former premier league footballer is reportedly one of four men questioned over alleged blackmail of Lyon star Mathieu Valbuena.