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French footballer Karim Benzema guilty in sex tape extortion scandal

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The French international footballer Karim Benzema has received a one-year suspended jail sentence and been fined €75,000 (£63,000) for his involvement in a sex tape extortion scandal that shocked French sport. A Versa...

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema goes on trial in sex tape case

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A trial is under way of the French international footballer Karim Benzema who is accused of involvement in an alleged attempt to blackmail a former teammate with a sex tape. The Real Madrid striker is accused of “comp...

Didier Deschamps’ decision to recall Karim Benzema is a calculated risk

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The pursuit of harmony has been the cornerstone of Didier Deschamps’ reign as France manager. The 1998 World Cup-winning captain sought to become a World Cup-winning coach not by repeatedly picking the best 23 players...

‘Special’ Karim Benzema defies time and critics to lead Real Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane does a nice line in gentle smiles and gentler put downs, little glimpses of what a hassle the whole dealing-with-the-media thing can be sometimes. But often he seems to enjoy it too and this was one of...

European roundup: Benzema rescues Real as Lewandowski hits milestone

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Karim Benzema rescued Real Madrid again by scoring two late goals to snatch a 2-1 win at home to Elche in La Liga. Elche took a shock lead just after the hour mark with a bullet header from Dani Calvo. Madrid coach Zi...