Benzema given driving ban

Karim Benzema has been fined €18,000 and banned from driving for eight months after being found guilty of dangerous driving.

The Real Madrid forward was caught doing 194kph in a 100kph zone on February 3, and has bene forced to hand in his licence and attend a drivers' safety course.

There were worries that the French striker could miss Les Bleus World Cup qualifier with Spain on March 26, but the hearing was brought forward by request of the player's lawyer.

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