Strangulation case dismissed for Algerian footballer


France has dropped the assault case against Franco-Algerian international player Ishak Belfodil and he was released from custody on June 5. The Versailles prosecutor’s office dismissed the case against him for the alleged strangulation of his sister, who is 15 years old, according to AFP. 

The sister was left with strangulation marks after an argument between the two of them at their home in the western Paris suburbs, though she did not require medical treatment, police reported.

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31-year-old Belfodil is currently playing as a forward for the Qatari club Al-Gharafa, but has a history with Algeria’s team, playing 19 times for them and scoring two goals since 2013.

Although Belfodil has represented Algeria more recently, he chose to represent France at a youth level after training at the Paris Saint-Germain academy. Since then, he has made a habit of changing teams, playing for 12 clubs in the past 13 years. 

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Belfodil’s teams have included Lyon in FRance, Inter Milan and Parma in Italy, Standard Liege in Belgium, and various German teams. 



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