Karim Benzema given one-year suspended prison sentence

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Published: 2021-11-24 12:05

Last Updated: 2021-12-04 19:15


Karim Benzema given one-year suspended prison sentence
Karim Benzema given one-year suspended prison sentence

A French court on Wednesday gave Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema a one-year suspended sentence and a fine of €75,000 following the Mathieu Valbuena case.

The sentence was tougher than that sought by prosecutors against the 33-year-old player over the 2015 extortion attempt, which led Benzema to be cast out of the France team for five-and-a-half years.

Benzema's lawyers announced plans for an appeal.