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France suspends Benzema over sex-tape scandal
Published :Saturday, 12 December, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 14

Paris, Dec 11: France on Thursday indefinitely suspended star striker Karim Benzema over criminal charges of involvement in a sex-tape blackmail attempt against teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet said the suspension would include the 2016 European Championship, which starts in France in exactly six months, unless the case is settled beforehand. Real Madrid star Benzema took the outcome on the chin, tweeting that he respected the decision.
"I respect the decision and have confidence in our president Noel Le Graet  @FFF @equipedefrance," he tweeted.
Le Graet said it was a "heartbreaking" decision to take the action against the 27-year-old who is the top scorer among all current France internationals.
"Karim Benzema will not be selected until the situation changes, until there is something new in the case. It is a decision I took as president of the federation," Le Graet told a press conference.    ?AFP

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