Benzema fined $23,400 for reckless driving

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been fined $23,400 and had

his drivers license revoked for eight months for reckless


Benzema was sentenced Friday by a Madrid court after requesting

a change in the court date from March 26, with France set to play a

World Cup qualifier against Spain in Paris that day.

Benzema was caught driving 134 mph in a 62 mph zone in the

Spanish capital on Feb. 3.

France and Spain both have seven points at the top of their

qualifying group for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.