PM opposes Benzema
PARIS: Karim Benzema, who is under investigation for alleged blackmailing, should not be called up to the France squad, French Prime minister Manuel Valls said Today. “If a minister was under formal investigation, they would not be in the government. In a way, it’s the same for the France team,” said Valls. Benzema was put under formal judicial investigation in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail Lyonnais Valbuena with the use of a sex video.