France and Real Madrid guardant Karim Benzema was fixed a 1-year suspended jailhouse condemnation and 75,000 euros (A$116,500) good Wednesday successful a enactment portion lawsuit that rocked French soccer.
Benzema was recovered blameworthy of being progressive successful an effort successful 2015 to blackmail France teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
The Versailles tribunal determination is improbable to impact Benzema’s contiguous sporting future. The guardant is regarded arsenic 1 of the favorites to triumph the Ballon d’Or grant connected Nov. 29 successful Paris pursuing an awesome play with Madrid.
French federation president Noel Le Great has already said Benzema would beryllium allowed to support playing with France adjacent if recovered guilty.
Benzema's lawyers said helium volition appeal.
Benzema, who denied wrongdoing, didn’t be the proceedings successful Versailles past period and was absent for the verdict.
The 4 different defendants were besides recovered blameworthy and did not look astatine the tribunal Wednesday.