Benzema eligible for France selection after winning appeal

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Benzema eligible for France selection after winning appeal

<p>Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has become eligible to play for France at this summer’s European Championships on home soil after an appeals court lifted restrictions on his movements.</p> <p>Benzema has been under investigation for his part in an alleged blackmail plot relating to a sex tape involving international team-mate Mathieu Valbuena.</p> <p>The Versailles court of appeal upheld a February 18 magistrate’s ruling that lifted a ban on Benzema meeting Valbuena – a ban that meant they could not be in the same squad.</p> <p>It now remains to be seen if Benzema will be selected after being suspended from France duty in December.</p>