French prosecutors on Thursday asked for ex-national team star and Real Madrid footballer Karim Benzema to face trial on charges of involvement in an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow player Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape almost five years ago.
Prosecutors in Versailles outside Paris told AFP they want Benzema tried on charges of complicity in attempted blackmail over the incident in 2015.
Four others should also face trial, they said, but not former Liverpool and French international Djibril Cisse who had previously been implicated in the probe.
It is now up to the court to decide if a trial should take place and fix a date for the process to begin. (France24)