Karim Benzema banned indefinitely by France over blackmail case

This news comes as a big blow to the Real Madrid forward.

Reuters| Last Updated: Dec 10, 2015, 21:27 PM IST
Karim Benzema banned indefinitely by France over blackmail case

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been suspended indefinitely from the France team because of the blackmail case he is embroiled in, the French federation (FFF) president told a news conference on Thursday.

Benzema was put under formal investigation last month in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow footballer Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video.