Karim Benzema has been given a one-year suspended prison sentence and a €75,000 fine in the Mathieu Valbuena sextape case. The Madrid striker was found guilty on Wednesday 24 November by the criminal court in Versailles (Paris).
But it is without consequence for his future in the French team. "Benzema is still eligible for selection," said Noël Le Graët, president of the French football federation. And the center-forward will play in the World Cup. "The France squad loves him so I don't see how he would be disturbed. If he is fit, he will play in Qatar," said the French football boss.