Paris, France – French national team players Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery will both face a trail for soliciting a minor.
Both men have denied the allegations, which first came to light in April 2010, while six other people as well as a nightclub that is suspected of housing prostitutes are being charged with aggravated pimping.
A woman who has claimed to have been paid for sex since she was 16 testified that both Benzema and Ribery solicited her while she was still underage. Prostitution is legal in France, but prostitutes must be older than 18.
The prosecutor's office has recommended that the charges be dropped, but a judge has decided to go ahead with a trial.