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Benzema scandal shadows France's Euro hopes

2015-12-11 12:00

The sex-tape blackmail scandal in which Karim Benzema has become mired has cast a shadow over France's preparations for Euro 2016.

Benzema suspended indefinitely

2015-12-10 17:31

Karim Benzema has been suspended from the French soccer team over his involvement in an ongoing blackmail case.

Zidane hopes Benzema avoids suspension

2015-12-07 11:58

French football legend Zinedine Zidane hopes compatriot Karim Benzema is not suspended from representing his country.

Bezema: French coach 'supports me'

2015-12-06 19:48

Karim Benzema claims he retains the support of French coach Didier Deschamps despite being charged in a blackmail case.

French against Benzema's return to national team

2015-12-03 21:09

Some 82 percent of the French public feel that Karim Benzema should no longer play for his country.

Benzema: Sex tape blackmail a misunderstanding

2015-12-02 16:44

Karim Benzema says his go-between role in the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape blackmail case has been misunderstood.

Benzema to speak out

2015-12-02 10:14

Following increasing pressure in the wake of a blackmail scandal, France striker Karim Benzema has finally decided to speak out.

French PM takes swipe at Benzema

2015-12-01 14:38

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says Karim Benzema has 'no place' on national team.

Valbuena opens up on Benzema blackmail saga

2015-11-27 11:55

Mathieu Valbuena said that Karim Benzema indirectly told him to pay a ransom to get back a sex-tape of him with his girlfriend.

French league set for tight security

2015-11-19 08:05

Tight security will overshadow the resumption of Ligue 1 action in France when Nice host Lyon.

Sweden, Ukraine complete Euro line-up

2015-11-18 08:29

Sweden and Ukraine became the last two nations to qualify for the European Championships 2016 to be held in France.

Lloris thanks English fans

2015-11-18 07:38

France captain Hugo Lloris paid tribute to England's supporters for the respect they showed his grieving side.

Wembley unites to honour Paris victims

2015-11-18 07:34

Fans pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks by joining in a reverberated rendition of the French national anthem.

Stade de France security praised

2015-11-17 15:15

Calm security personnel at Stade de France helped avert a disaster during the Paris attacks believes the French sports minister.

France, England to unite in song

2015-11-17 08:56

A communal rendition of the French national anthem will provide the emotional centre-point as France play England at Wembley.