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Karim Benzema recalled to French national team for Euro 2020 despite upcoming trial

The case relates to the existence of a sex tape which features Valbuena. Benzema is accused of pressuring Valbuena, who performed alongside the Real Madrid star on the French national team, to pay blackmailers to stop the video from turning into public.

Benzema should reply the cost of “complicity in tried blackmail,” the prosecutor of the Versailles Tribunal confirmed to CNN in January. When the investigation first began, Benzema denied the allegations. He may face up to 5 years in jail if discovered responsible.

Benzema has been in sensible type for Real Madrid this season, scoring 29 objectives in 45 appearances and, oftentimes, single-handedly retaining his team aggressive.

Los Blancos reached the semifinals of the Champions League, ultimately dropping to Chelsea, and go into the ultimate spherical of the La Liga season two factors behind chief and metropolis rival Atlético Madrid.

Benzema has 27 objectives in 81 video games for France and can lead the road for arguably probably the most gifted squad at Euro 2020, with many oddsmakers itemizing France as the favourite to win the competitors.

Euro 2020, which was delayed by a yr due to the coronavirus pandemic, is ready to start on June 11, with France that includes in Group F — dubbed the ‘Group of Death’ — alongside Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

Benzema missed France’s run to the ultimate of the earlier European Championships in 2016, the place the team misplaced to Portugal in further time, and the French World Cup win in 2018.

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