The Female Soccer Players Challenging France’s Hijab Ban

France’s soccer federation forbids hijab-wearing women from competing in soccer games, even though FIFA allows them. A collective of Muslim players is fighting what it considers a discriminatory rule.

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Karim Benzema, French Soccer Star, Is Convicted in Sex Tape Scandal

The Real Madrid striker was found guilty of being part of an attempt to blackmail a fellow player, charges that had led to his being dropped from his national team for more than five years.

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