Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema has been cleared for selection for the coming Euro 2016 tournament after an order barring him from interacting with Mathieu Valbuena was lifted.
The Madrid star is being investigated for his part in an alleged plot to blackmail Valbuena, his team mate in the French national team and the order meant he could not be selected for the team’s matches.
That ban was due to stand until the end of court proceedings.
The two were omitted from the team in December though he has denied any wrongdoing and an appeals court has partially lifted some restrictions.
An investigating judge last month lifted the order keeping Benzema and Lyon playmaker Valbuena apart, but the prosecutor appealed and the petition was dismissed on Friday clearing Benzema, who is currently injured, to be selected for the Euro tournament.